Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Florist's Shock as ISIS Article Tells Terrorists to Attack Him

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Florist's Shock as ISIS Article Tells Terrorists to Attack Him

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A FLORIST who has Premier League WAGs as his clients has described the shock moment he discovered his picture displayed in an ISIS magazine encouraging lone wolf attacks in the west.

The photo - in propaganda magazine Rumiyah - featured Steve Leyland, 64, at his stall in Grove Street, Wilmslow.

In it, the chilling article reads: "The blood of the disbelievers is halal, and killing them is a form of worship to Allah."

It continues: "Even the blood of the kafir street vendor selling flowers to those passing by is halal to shed."

Steve was interviewed by counter-terrorism police after they spotted his picture, and he was told that foreign secretary Boris Johnson had asked about the photo.

He told The Times: "It has come as a bit of a shock, when I was first contacted I thought it was a wind-up.

"I'm not scared but I am concerned that the photo is in this magazine. …

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