• British police officer Mohammed Adil is facing terror charges for allegedly expressing support for Hamas on WhatsApp.
  • The Independent Office for Police Conduct announced that Adil shared images backing Hamas, which is outlawed as a terrorist group in the U.K.
  • Adil is charged with two counts of publishing images in support of a banned organization, a breach of the Terrorism Act.

A British police officer is facing terror charges for showing support for Hamas on WhatsApp, a police watchdog said Wednesday.

West Yorkshire constable Mohammed Adil shared images supporting Hamas, which is banned and designated a terror group in the U.K., the Independent Office for Police Conduct said.

Adil faces two counts of publishing an image in support of a proscribed organization in violation of the Terrorism Act.

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He allegedly shared the images on WhatsApp in October and November.

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A British police officer is facing terror charges for showing support for Hamas on WhatsApp, a police watchdog said on Wednesday. (Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Adil has been suspended by the West Yorkshire force.

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He is scheduled to appear Thursday at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

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