The man who led a gang on a mission to abduct and behead a British Muslim soldier has been jailed for life.
Parviz Khan, 37, from Birmingham, wanted to burn the soldier’s body and parade his head on a stick.
Khan, who planned to lure the soldier off the streets with the promise of drugs and film his beheading, was told he would serve a minimum of 14 years.
Khan admitted the kidnap plot.
He also pleaded guilty at Leicester Crown Court via video link from prison to supplying equipment to terrorists in Pakistan and two counts of being in possession of a record or document likely to be of use to a terrorist.
Opening the case, prosecutor Nigel Rumfitt QC revealed Khan was recorded by a listening device at his home as he taught his five-year-old son how to carry out a beheading.
Mr Rumfitt told the court Khan was at the hub of a terrorist cell based in Birmingham which had organised four shipments of equipment to terrorists based in Pakistan but operating against coalition forces in Afghanistan.
Mr Rumfitt said of Khan: “He was enraged by the notion that there are Muslim soldiers in the British Army.
“As your Lordship knows, there are many soldiers from many countries who serve with our forces – some of them are Muslims from the Gambia in west Africa.
“Khan decided to kidnap such a soldier with the help of drug dealers operating in Birmingham. He would be taken to a lock-up garage and there he would be murdered by having his head cut off like a pig.
“This would be filmed – they would have the soldier’s ID to prove who he was and the film would be released through Khan’s terrorist network to cause panic and fear with the British armed forces and the wider public.”
It also emerged last week, in proceedings which could not be reported until it ended, that Khan wanted to burn the soldier’s body and parade his head on a stick.