- Hana Khan was found guilty of funding terrorism after trial at the Old Bailey
- The 23-year-old wired her jihadi fighter boyfriend Jafar Turay £1,000
- Jafar, 28, fled the UK in 2012 to join ISIS fighters on front line in Syria
- Khan received a suspended sentence due to 'exceptional circumstances'
Hana Khan, 23, was handed a 21 month prison sentence, suspended for two years after being convicted of sending her savings to her jihadi fighter boyfriend in Syria
An 'immature and naive' young woman who was strung along by her jihadi boyfriend after he went to fight in Syria wept in court as she was told she would not go to prison for agreeing to send him money.
Besotted Hana Khan gave Jafar Turay £1,000 after he sent her 'disturbing' photographs of children posing with AK-47 rifles in the war ravaged country.
The Devout Muslim, a student five years his junior, believed he wanted to marry her and sent him money, unaware he was secretly planning to marry two other women behind her back.
Turay, an ex-gangster and former rapper, flew out of Britain the day after allegedly stabbing a man in a shop in a gangland revenge attack in 2012, and is still wanted by the British police for attempted murder.
Khan who lives with her family in a terraced house in Willesden, northwest London was found guilty of two counts of funding terrorism
following a two week trial at the Old Bailey.
Judge Gerald Gordon had warned 23-year-old she faced jail, but handed her a 21 month prison sentence, suspended for two years, after citing 'truly exceptional circumstances' in her case.
He concluded she had not been radicalised but had acted out of a misguided notion that he was serious about making her his wife and setting up home in Turkey.
Judge Gordon said: 'I have no doubt that although you knew something of his criminal and gang background in this country you believed that you could change him and that belief was reinforced when you heard that he had a pilgrimage to Mecca.
'When after that he went to Egypt to study you paid two sums of money in order to help him live and study.
Khan's ex-boyfriend Jafar Turay, a former gangster and rapper, fled the UK for Syria in 2012. Picture: Turay in an online video
Turay, now 28, is thought to have been a senior member of the USG gang in North West London
'It seems and perhaps in the current climate it would have seemed then that the study in fact involved further radicalisation but the prosecution did not suggest that you knew that at that stage what was happening.
'You, in my view, absolutely believed that your relationship was leading towards marriage reinforced in your mind when he gave you details of his mother.
'You were blind to what should have been obvious - that fighting was the reason he was in Syria and at times in Turkey and Egypt also.'
The judge said Khan was in 'marked contrast' to other young women in the UK who have gone to join jihadi fighters out of 'conviction'.
He went on: 'Having considered all the circumstances...I do not think that you were at any stage radicalised. Your enthusiasms were of a very different nature.
'In any event I have no doubt that if there were any thoughts of radicalisation they were snuffed out when on the 12th of August 2013 he unceremoniously dumped you by telling you that he was marrying someone else the next day.
'What he did not have the decency to say was he was cheating on you and lying to you for some time before that.'
Khan had met Turay when she was 17 and he was 22, and had told him she was ready to travel to Syria to marry him.
They had continued a relationship, largely over the phone, until he visited her father and told him he wanted to marry her.
'I should have run away. You can't change no one unless they want to change but that's how women are, they want to change boys or men,' she told the Old Bailey during her trial.
In mitigation, Frida Hussain, told the court that Khan was 'young and naive' and came from a 'normal' family of professionals while Turay was older and more mature.
She said: 'He had completely ulterior motives not least by stringing her along with some notion of marriage where he intended to marry somebody else.'
The lawyer said he had a knack of contacting her when she was at a low ebb, around the time her father was dying from cancer and her mother had gone to Pakistan.
She went on: 'Whatever notion she had of the future was absolutely pie in the sky and she can see that now.'
Khan, who wore a purple head scarf and black robe, smiled tearfully at supporters in the public gallery who had said 'thank you' to the judge after he sentenced her.
It can be revealed that Turay, now 28, is thought to have been a senior member of the USG gang in North West London.
He had a conviction for violent disorder at Peterborough Crown Court in 2004 and another for possession of a bladed weapon in 2006, when he was jailed for 42 days.
In December 2007, he was jailed for four and a half years at Kingston Crown Court for conspiracy to commit robbery and served his sentence at Feltham Young Offenders Institute.
He appeared in a video made shortly before he left Britain in July 2012 in which he wore a hooded top and rapped about blood and guns on the streets of South London.
In an altercation in a food shop in West London just before he left, he pulled a knife and stabbed his opponent.
After Turay fled, he posted a video from Mecca in which he appeared wearing white and declaring that his music career was over.
The jihadi left the UK in July 2012 and crossed into Syria in June 2013 after passing through Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Turkey.
On June 2 2013 Turay sent Hana Khan three photographs of himself posing with small children under ten years old in Syria, near Aleppo.
Hana Khan responded with the message: 'You look beautiful', the court heard.
The jihadi also sent a photo of himself posing with a gun in front of a black Islamic flag to Atkins, the court heard.
Later the same day Khan added: 'If you still wanted to do the nikkah [marriage]my bro will give me away inshallah so that's good, but if you feel its long and hard, then im happy with just you letting me know your cool every so often. Your still my brother regardless and I still will worry over you coz the loves there alhamdulillah.'
The photographs were examined by a photographic analyst who compared them with satellite imagery of Syria and established they were taken in the same area of north-western Syria, near the city of Aleppo.
Turay, from Wembley, North London, was formerly known as Joel Kelvin Daley before converting to Islam.
On the rap scene he is known as Menace. In one notorious video which was played to the jury, called 'Keep your Hand on your Gun,' he rapped: 'Head shot, you can die where you're standing. Keep your hand on your gun, don't you trust anyone.'
But after his arrival in Saudi Arabia, he produced a video for Roadside 2 Islam called 'Farewell to the Music' which showed him wondering around Mecca dressed in white, just three months after he had fled Britain.
Friends thought Turay was 'growing up' and getting involved in the war in Syria was 'very different from gang violence.'
But his continuing violent tendencies were revealed in a video he had sent to a pal about 'Abu Dujana' a suicide bomber and double agent who killed seven CIA officers in an attack at Camp Chapman in Khost, Afghanistan in 2009.
Turay's friend, Anton Atkins, 31, who lived on a council estate behind Woolwich barracks in South East London, was acquitted of supplying £1,100 and a pair of combat trousers.
Following Khan's conviction, Detective Chief Superintendent Terri Nicholson of the Metropolitan Police Service Counter Terrorism Command (SO15) said: 'Terrorists require the support and assistance of others to carry out their activities.
'As such, our investigations will always extend beyond those involved directly in terrorist attacks, seeking to identify those engaged in terrorist funding by whatever means.
'This conviction should send a very powerful message to anyone involved in terrorism whether in the UK or overseas - the offences are serious regardless of the amounts of money involved.'