Nothing to be concerned about. He says he wanted it for “peaceful purposes.” And besides, he has Asperger’s Syndrome. People with Asperger’s often try to murder 1,400 people with ricin, now, don’t they, you greasy Islamophobe?
A man tried to use the anonymous “dark web” to buy “enough ricin to kill up to 1,400 people”, a court has heard.
Mohammed Ammer Ali, 31, of Prescot Road, Liverpool, then set about finding a rabbit or other “pocket-sized pet” to test it on, the Old Bailey heard.
He tried to purchase a lethal dose of the toxin online, but was caught by an undercover FBI agent posing as a seller, prosecutors said.
Mr Ali denies a charge of attempting to possess a chemical weapon.
In encrypted chats, Mr Ali and the US agent discussed the price of a lethal dose and repeat purchases, jurors were told.
Sally Howes QC, prosecuting, said the agent arranged for a harmless powder hidden inside a toy car to be sent to Mr Ali’s home.
A police raid in February found a computer used to access the “dark web” and a mobile phone which had been used to search for “homemade poison” and “what poison is easily concealed?”.