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Friday, 26 January 2018
Teenager who planned to travel to Syria to be an ISIS nurse is jailed
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From the Birmingham Mail

A teenager who planned to travel to Syria to commit terrorist acts after being radicalised in on-line chatrooms has been jailed. Muslim convert Sandeep Samra, aged 18, has been handed a three-and-a-half-year custodial sentence.

The teenage girl, from Coventry, became frantic to obtain a new passport after her original travel documents were cancelled, frustrating her hope of "going for death" in the so-called Islamic State. . . Samra, of Alder Road, wrote "May Allah give me death in the cause" in a social media message shortly before her arrest in nearby Old Church Road last July.

The health and social care student, originally from a Sikh background, told the court her "jihad" would have been working as a nurse in Syria.

Rejecting that claim and jailing Samra, the Recorder of Birmingham, Judge Melbourne Inman QC told the teenager: "You were intent on leaving the UK to travel to Syria as quickly as possible. You were deeply radicalised and in possession of the most extreme material, which you were effectively training yourself to watch given the horrific nature of it. Fortunately you were found and stopped before you were ever able to in fact travel."

Videos found on the device and a further handset included one showing an Isis fighter carrying out an execution, while a message was recovered stating that Samra intended to "join in with the brothers."

 

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Posted on 01/26/2018 12:51 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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