This is the moment when the body language of a "calm and confident" Uber driver turns "wild and angry" after discovering he was caught by the police in planning a rampage with guns and knives at busy London tourist attractions Has.
Mohiussunnath Chowdhury planned to target a gun, knife and van at popular attractions like Madame Tussauds, the Pride Parade and an open-top sightseeing bus last year before being imprisoned with a minimum of 25 years for life.
The 29-year-old former Uber driver from Luton, allegedly driven by "dreams of martyrdom", was arrested three days before the Pride parade in the summer of 2019 after unknowingly exposing his jihadist plans to hide police officers.
Chowdhury bragged about shaving his beard and deceiving a jury that rescued him from a sword attack on police outside Buckingham Palace at an earlier trial at the Old Bailey in December 2018.
And now experts at Quest Red's Faking It: Tears of a Crime, which airs Saturday at 10pm, say Chowdhury unknowingly exposed his guilt with a "five-second leg shake" and a "quick blink" as he did finally realizing that he had been caught during a police interview.
The criminal, convicted earlier this year, also grew increasingly angry, and his body language betrayed his frustration – looks, clenched fists, and clamped lips, according to experts.
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This is where the body language of a "calm and confident" Uber driver (pictured) goes "wild and angry" after discovering that he was caught by police for going rampage at busy London attractions planned with weapons and knives
Mohiussunnath Chowdhury (pictured) planned to use a gun, knife and van to target popular attractions like Madame Tussauds, the Pride parade and an open top sightseeing bus last year. The prison sentence was at least 25 years
The 29-year-old former Uber driver (pictured) from Luton, allegedly driven by "dreams of martyrdom", was arrested three days before the Pride parade in summer 2019 after unknowingly exposing his jihadist plans to hide police officers
In his police interview, Chowdhury alleged innocence. According to a group of UK experts in psychology, body language and language analysis, his guilt, as well as increasing frustration, was hidden when he realized he was caught.
In his first interview, Chowdhury, also known as Musa, was calm and confident in his answers, encouraging officers to “ask him something” and insisting that he would be happy to help with their inquiries.
But during a second meeting, he is played a tape of himself explaining his plans for future attacks and how he lied in his previous trial.
From here, Chowdhury's behavior seemed to change completely and become more withdrawn. "At this point, Chowdhury knows he's broke, the game is up and he's starting to close," notes forensic psychologist Kerry Daynes.
Body language expert Cliff Lansley examines the footage reveals a cluster of unconscious behaviors – a five-second shake of the legs, a quick blink, and a touch of anger – that indicate Chowdhury's growing fear.
Chowdhury (pictured during his police interview) bragged about shaving his beard and deceiving a jury that rescued him from a sword attack on police outside Buckingham Palace at an earlier trial at the Old Bailey in December 2018
And now experts at Quest Reds Faking It: Tears of a Crime say that Chowdhury (pictured), aka Musa, unwittingly exposed his guilt with a "five-second leg shake" and a "quick blink" as he did finally realizing that he had been caught during a police interview
“Although it seems calm on the surface, we can see a vibration from the legs that, if you count that, is about four or five movements per second. It is the result of stress caused by anxiety. & # 39; Cliff explains.
“When you combine that with the fast blink rates – about four or five times in a short period of time – it shows that he's suffering from cognitive stress. he's thinking. & # 39;
Chowdhury's body language suggests anger, especially being caught in the act by the police, Cliff suggests.
“If you look here, the brows are lowered, you have one look from the eyes, you can see that the lips have started to pinch. You can almost feel the wildness, the anger that must be in him here, ”he says.
“He hits his fist, you can see the knuckles coming through. This anger is likely directed at itself. He was outwitted by the police. & # 39;
Body language expert Cliff Lansley (pictured) examines the footage and reveals a collection of unconscious behaviors – a five-second shake of the legs, a quick blink, and a touch of anger – that indicate Chowdhury's growing fear
Even Chowdhury's voice seemed to signal his guilt, as Dawn Archer, professor of linguistics, notes. & # 39; The volume is low and everything about him tells us he's not okay. He knows he's got caught. & # 39;
During a five-month surveillance operation, detectives gathered vital information about Chowdhury's mindset and plans after winning his trust.
The former chicken shop worker prepared for his possible attack by lifting weights, practicing stitches, practicing decapitation techniques, booking shooting range training, and trying to acquire a real gun.
Prosecutors argued in his trial that Chowdhury wanted to trigger the death and suffering of non-Muslims after being influenced by sermons from preachers like Anwar Al-Awlaki of Al Qaeda.
Chowdhury told an undercover officer he could attack a million infidels if he was fighting for "the pleasure of Allah" and stressed the importance of an "ambush" saying, "You shouldn't know what hit them."
On August 25, 2017, he drove towards Buckingham Palace before slashing two unarmed officers with a sword while shouting "Allahu Akbar". However, in December 2018, he was cleared of terrorist offenses after claiming he was depressed and wanted the police to kill him.
The taxi driver had also glorified terror when he was held with maximum security prior to his first trial in custody at HMP Belmarsh. Drawings found in his cell showed a terrorist armed with an AK47 rifle and shouting "Allahu Akbar" as he shot down a police officer standing in front of 10 Downing Street (see above).
A knife found in Chowdhury's London apartment. Judge Andrew Lees sentenced Chowdhury to life imprisonment with a minimum of 25 years at Woolwich Crown Court this July
A photo by the Metropolitan Police shows the wooden swords Chowdhury used for training
He sent letters to his sister with quotes explaining what he had done to show that he was the same man in 2019 as he was when he was first prosecuted in 2017.
According to Dawn Archer, a professor of linguistics, Chowdhury even appeared to admit that he was guilty of the knife storm at Buckingham Palace during his first police interview with a simple slip of the tongue.
He told officials "why should I carry out another attack" when asked about his terrorist plot.
"Another attack" suggests he carried out an attack, "says Dawn." Although he was found not guilty by a jury, he appears to have given us verbal evidence that he was previously involved in an attack. "
Chowdhury denied this but was convicted of engaging in preparing for terrorist acts, collecting information that might be useful to someone preparing a terrorist act, and distributing terrorist publications.
Judge Andrew Lees sentenced Chowdhury to life imprisonment with a minimum of 25 years at Woolwich Crown Court this July.
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