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An Islamist tried to kill a Christian convert in the UK

On April 11, Ahmed Alid, an Islamist extremist, faced trial at Teesside Crown Court, Middlesbrough, for the murder of a pensioner and the attempted murder of his housemate, Javed Nouri, who had converted to Christianity.


The prosecution revealed that Alid viewed Nouri as an apostate and believed he deserved death. The incident occurred in October of the previous year.

During the trial, prosecutor Jonathan Sandiford KC recounted how, on October 15, armed with two knives, Alid forcibly entered Nouri’s bedroom, shouting “Allahu Akbar” before stabbing him multiple times, including in the chest. Fortunately, Nouri, already in bed, managed to fend off the attacker. Alid then left the house, retaining one of the knives, and fatally stabbed a 70-year-old pensioner, Terence Carney, in the streets of Hartlepool.

Alid was apprehended by armed police at the intersection of Victoria Road and York Road, with one of the knives reportedly concealed in his waistband. During his arrest, he expressed his desire to kill people in response to the conflict in Gaza, advocating for the liberation of Palestine from what he described as Zionist control, attributing blame to Britain for creating what he termed ‘the Zionist entity’.

Sandiford further revealed that the relationship between Nouri and Alid soured when the latter discovered Nouri’s conversion from Islam to Christianity, leading Alid to perceive Nouri as an apostate deserving of death.


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