AN UBER driver allegedly conspired terror attacks on Madam Tussauds, the Gay Pride parade and London tourist buses, a Woolwich Crown Court heard.
Mohiussunnath Chowdhury, 28, allegedly planned to “unleash death and suffering on non-Muslim members of the public” in 2019.
Chowdhury is now facing legal proceedings for engaging in the preparation of acts of terrorism.
The Uber driver from Luton rejected all the allegations and said he was not engaged in the preparation for acts of terrorism.
He is also accused of being in possession of a terror plotter’s guide and sharing a video related to Islamic terrorism.
Earlier, Chowdhury was cleared of preparing to commit an act of terrorism at the Old Bailey in December 2018 after waving a sword at cops outside Buckingham Palace, jurors heard.
Duncan Atkinson, QC, prosecuting, said: “Mohiussunnath Chowdhury was motivated by dreams of martyrdom for the cause of Islam and inspired by Islamist hate preachers.”
“Various potential targets were discussed between the defendant and those he believed to be committed to the same cause and the same forms of violence as himself.
“The targets mentioned included Madam Tussauds in central London, the Gay Pride parade, and an attack on tourists on a London open-top tour bus.
“The object, whichever of those targets was chosen, was to unleash death and suffering on non-Muslim members of the public, who happened to be present, using a firearm, sword and even a van as part of an attack.”
Jurors heard that Chowdhury took sword training with his sister and have taken a firearms training course, and tried to get trained in the use of arms and ammunition.
The sister of the accused, Sneha Chowdhury, 25, is also accused of two charges of failing to notify the government of a possible terror attack.
She has denied two charges of failing to disclose information about terrorism last year.