A terror suspect encouraged attacks on Prince George at his primary school and warned ‘the royal family won’t be left alone’, a court has heard.
Husnain Rashid, 31, allegedly made the post about the four-year-old prince on messaging app Telegram, along with other posts which allegedly identifying terror targets in the UK.
Prosecutors at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday also alleged that he planned to travel to Syria to join ISIS as the militant group fights to retain a foothold in the country.
Rashid, who appeared in the dock wearing a grey tracksuit and glasses and spoke only to confirm his name and address, is charged with one count of preparing acts of terrorism and one count of assisting others to prepare acts of terrorism.
The court heard an image he allegedly shared included the address for Prince George’s school and text which read: ‘Even the royal family won’t be left alone.’
Rashid is also accused of calling for attacks on the Jewish community and British sports stadiums in a series of encrypted messages before 22 November.
Prince George, pictured with his father, started at Thomas’s school in Battersea in September
Police have since responded to separate security threats since the young royal started school