Ali Harbi Ali, who is accused of killing MP David Amess, has been charged with murder and preparing for “terrorism”.
Ali Harbi Ali, the man accused of the murder of British MP David Amess, considered himself affiliated with the Islamic State (ISIS) group and had agreed to a plan to kill a lawmaker years ago, has said a prosecutor on Thursday.
“Ali considered himself to be affiliated with the Islamic State,” James Cable said during a hearing in Westminster Magistrates’ Court, where Ali was making his first appearance.
Previously, British police charged the 25-year-old British citizen murder d’Amess, who was stabbed to death last week while meeting with members of the public.
Ali is currently in detention.
Nick Price, head of the Special Crimes and Counterterrorism Division of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), said Ali was also charged with “preparing for terrorist acts” in connection with the murder of the politician in the United States. conservative party Friday.
“We will submit to the court that this murder has a link with terrorism, namely that it had both religious and ideological motives,” Price said in a statement.
Ali is the son of Harbi Ali Kullane, a former media adviser to a former Somali prime minister. According to at the Guardian newspaper, Kullane worked on “anti-extremism” projects.
British police are not looking for any other suspects, a senior police official said on Thursday.