In an unexpected turnaround, Husnain Rashid, changed his plea to guilty on terrorism charges two weeks into his trial. On Thursday, the British ISIS supporter admitted he had prepared for terrorist acts and encouraged terrorism. Rashid had gone so far as to call on jihadis to attack 4-year-old Prince George, son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, at his school.
Rashid had gone online and posted a photo of the young prince, who is third in line for the throne after his grandfather Prince Charles and his father Prince William. Along with the photo of Prince George, Rashid gave the address of the boy's school and posted a photo of a jihadi fighter with the message:
Even the royal family will not be left alone.
Prince George was not the only target, Rashid also laid out plans to attack shopping centers, Jewish communities, sports stadiums, and British Army bases. There was also the idea of injecting poison into ice cream containers.
Following his change of plea to guilty, it is expected that Rashid will receive an extensive sentence, possibly life in prison.