London, Nov.9: A jury at the Old Bailey court in London has charged Heathrow Airport worker Samina Malik under the Terrorism Act 2000.
Twenty-three-year-old Malik burst into tears after the charge was read out to her. She was accused of possessing records likely to be used for terrorism by a majority of 10 to one.
Malik wrote poems entitled How To Behead and The Living Martyrs and stocked a “library" of documents useful to terrorists, the Old Bailey heard.
Malik, who worked airside at WH Smith, was an unlikely but committed Islamic extremist, a jury was told.
The court heard she wrote on the back of a receipt from the shop: “The desire within me increases every day to go for martyrdom."
Jonathan Sharp, prosecuting, told a jury that Malik liked to be known as the “lyrical terrorist" or “a stranger awaiting martyrdom".
“She is a committed Islamic extremist, who supports terrorism and terrorists. She had a library of material that she had collected for terrorist purposes. That collection would be extremely useful for someone planning terrorist activity, The Sun quoted Sharp, as saying.
She claimed to have used the nickname “Lyrical Terrorist" because she thought it was “cool".