Awaab Iqbal, 20, of Bradford, England, was convicted under Section 57 of Britain's Terrorism Act, found guilty of "having articles for terrorism", and has been sentenced to three years' detention, after police found a poster on which he had "swapped his face and those of friends for the faces of the 9/11 terrorists".
I can answer your immediate questions right away.
No, you can't make this stuff up, or at least I can't.
Yes, this is the world's most bogus terror conviction to date, at least that I know of.
And Yes, I got it from a reliable source: the Scotsman.
Student guilty of terrorism charge for altered 9/11 poster
A FIFTH student was found guilty yesterday of a terrorism offence. Awaab Iqbal, 20, of Bradford, had swapped his face and those of friends for the faces of the 9/11 terrorists on a poster.Welcome to the GWOT, where the unbelievable is commonplace.
He was found guilty under Section 57 of the Terrorism Act of having articles for terrorism.
The charge related to material found on his computer and in his room after an investigation was launched when 17-year-old Mohammed Irfan Raja ran away from home to be a martyr.
Iqbal had admitted editing the 9/11 picture to include himself, two other defendants and friends.