A TERRORIST is considering a mass gun attack on the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, a court heard yesterday.
Edward Little, 22, was on a messaging forum with jihadists, discussing plans to procure a Mac-10 submachine gun and an AK-47 assault rifle to attack the event last September.
The Islamic convert was told that “tyrants of the earth” would be there and said, “I thought so, but alas, it is too late.”
He decided to target Christian preacher Hatun Tash at Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park, but was arrested in a taxi on his way to London, and had £5,000 on him to buy a firearm.
Duncan Penny KC opened the case against him, saying: “The accused is an Islamic extremist who plotted the assassination of Christian preacher Hatun Tash in Speaker’s Corner in Hyde Park.”
“The defendant planned to murder those associated with Hatun Tash and any police officers and soldiers who were in the area.”
British-born Little is said to have converted to Islam after being 18 at Cookham Wood Young Offender Institution in Kent and HMP Deerbolt in County Durham.
Little, from Brighton, admitted in May that he had prepared terrorist attacks. The Old Bailey sentencing was adjourned pending further reports.