Man jailed for posting jihadi video clips on YouTubeHeh. Only kidding.
A man has been jailed for 15 months for uploading jihadi video clips on to YouTube. X, 29, of Bognor Regis, earlier pleaded guilty to five offences under the Public Order Act at Leeds Crown Court.
The clips called for a "racial holy war" and were designed to provoke violence against the ethnic majority, particularly in Dewsbury.
When he was arrested, police found Islamic and jihadist memorabilia at his home.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said the material came to the attention of police when a journalist researching Dewsbury on the internet came across videos X, of Longford Road, had posted and reported them.
The CPS said they included titles such as 'Behead Those Who Insult Islam' and 'Dewsbury needs Sharia'.
They also featured jihadi references and imagery including an assault on a white man by an Asian man.
Stuart Laidlaw, reviewing lawyer for the CPS, said: "X decided to use the very public forum of YouTube to distribute videos of racist and inflammatory nature which he had edited, and which were designed to provoke violence against the ethnic majority, particularly those living in Dewsbury.
"They called for a 'racial holy war', described acts of violence and made supportive references to Islamic groups such as Islam4UK and al-Mouhajiroun."
Mr Laidlaw added: "Freedom of speech carries with it responsibilities.
"Publishing something that is abusive and insulting and that is likely to stir racial hatred is against the law and the CPS will work with the police to prosecute robustly anyone who does so."
Don't you love that last sentence from the CPS?