A jihadi rapper accused of plotting a terror attack during lockdown filmed himself in a combat-style hat saying: “What, are you talking to me? … boom!”
Jurors in the Old Bailey trial of Sahayb Abu 27, were shown a series of homemade videos he sent to his 32-year-old brother Muhamed Abu, from south east London, on June 30 last year.
Unemployed Sahayb Abu had bought online an 18-inch sword, a knife, balaclava, gloves, hat and combat body armour before his arrest on July 9, the court has heard.
In one video, he donned headwear he had purchased on Amazon.
He pointed out his “bad man hat”, adding: “Everyone’s doing this face mask thing.”
He looked at the camera and said: “What, are you talking to me? … Boom!”
He put on the balaclava and said: “Guess who? Uh huh, yeah.”
“There’s this one that covers the mouth, just slits that cover the eyes.
“They do the job still, you know what I’m saying?”
In another video he rapped in a hat and face covering.
He spoke about “militant born, militant wear” and “militant camo” (camouflage).
He concluded by saying he was “just waiting on the body armour… the body armour stop a bullet”.
He then gestured with his hands imitating firing a gun and exclaimed: “Boom!”
Sahayb Abu, of Dagenham, east London, denies preparation of terrorist acts.
Muhamed Abu, of South Norwood, south-east London, denies failing to disclose information about acts of terrorism.