32-year-old Husnain Rashid has maintained his innocence since his arrest in November last year, but changed his plea in court this week, admitting to carrying out a number of terror offences, such as encouraging terrorism and engaging in conduct in preparation for terrorist acts.
In October last year the British ISIS supporter used messaging app Telegram where he shared a photo of Prince George with silhouettes of jihadist fighters superimposed. He added the warning: “Even the royal family will not be left alone. School starts early.”
“You have admitted these allegations of encouraging others to commit terrorist activities and publishing statements to encourage the killing of others,” Judge Andrew Lees said to Rashid, according to the New York Times. “It is inevitable that you will receive a very lengthy prison sentence and there will be a consideration of a life prison sentence.”