ISIS Supporter and Attack Planner Resisted Deradicalization

An ISIS supporter has claimed a militant “bullied” him into mounting a terror plot targeting shoppers on Oxford Street in London. Lewis Ludlow, 27, admitted preparing acts of terrorism after police prevented him traveling to an ISIS stronghold in the Philippines and seized his passport.

He told the Old Bailey that he felt “bitter” and “heartbroken” when his first plan was thwarted, adding: “I felt that I was trapped like an animal unable to escape its cage.”

The Muslim convert, from Rochester in Kent, researched potential targets around London and wrote down plans before his arrest last April.

Read more at The Independent

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