On August 25, 2017, a man ran towards Buckingham Palace- where Queen Elizabeth resides- shouting “Allahu Akbar” and waiving a 42-inch Samurai sword.
The scene took place just days after the terror attacks at Westminster and London Bridge in 2018. According to the prosecutor, Timothy Cray, said the man, Mohiussunnath Chowdhury, 27, had planned to die as a matter, fighting in the name of Allah.
As Chowdhury ran towards Buckingham’s gates, he was met by two unarmed guards who suffered from major cuts on their hands as they attempted to disarm him.
In December 2018, after more than a year of Chowdhury being held in a cell, he faced a jury to decide his final sentence. According to The Guardian, jurors were shown “a number of drawings of violent scenes found in his cell while he was on remand in Belmarsh. One showed a man with an AK-47-style gun shooting a police officer outside Downing Street; another showed a plane flying into one of the Twin Towers.”
During his chance to speak, Chowdhury shared that he was “depressed and guilty” prior to his attack. He dismissed any terrorist motive and said, “I felt I was also responsible for the decisions taken by my government while my family were dying” that he had hoped to die himself. He added, “I had to shun these people, and show my disapproval. At the time I did not know not to do it. There was nothing I could do. I just wanted to disassociate myself from my government’s decision.”
On December 20th, 2018, Mohiussunnath Chowdhury was acquitted. Since the confirmed verdict, headlines everywhere are reported that they are stunned by the juries verdict.
Please pray that justice will be served and that Mohiussunnath Chowdhury finds the true hope in the one true Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
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