A man who urged British Muslims to join a plot to assassinate former British prime ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown is being jailed for five years.
The 24-year-old Ishaq Kanmi attempted to recruit people for his murder campaign using an assumed identity and by falsely claiming he led an al-Qaida-linked terrorist group in Britain.
But prosecutors told Manchester Crown Court that Kanmi's group was fictitious and he had no links to al-Qaida. Labour leaders Blair and Brown had supported the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
Judge Colin Crichton Mackay said Thursday that Kanmi had won support for his bogus plot to kill in 2008.
Kanmi pleaded guilty to inviting support for a terror group and possessing material likely to be useful to a terrorist.