Men in court for 'handing pro-Isis leaflets outside Topshop on Oxford Street'

The men allegedly spent two and a half hours trying to canvass Saturday shoppers

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Two men have appeared in court accused of canvassing for Isis outside Topshop on Oxford Street.

Muslim convert Ibrahim Anderson, 38, and Shah Jahan Kahn, 63, set up a stall outside the London shop to drum up support amongst Saturday shoppers, a court has heard.

The Old Bailey has heard that the pair spent two and a half hours trying to engage with passers-by for the terror group, including handing out leaflets encouraging support for the so-called Caliphate, on 9 August 2014.

Prosecutor Mark Seymour said: “IS, Isis, Isil is a proscribed organisation and inviting support for a proscribed organisation is prohibited by law.

“These defendants who both played their part as members of the group which invited support for IS in Oxford Street on 9 August 2014, would have been well aware that this is what they were doing."

The court also heard that when Anderson’s home was later searched, a mini notebook computer was seized which contained information on how to travel to Syria to support jihad.

Both men deny the charges. 

With additional reporting by PA