Two Muslims guilty of helping other Muslims wage jihad in Syria
“We hope this shows that we continue to work tirelessly to tackle the threat posed by terrorism.” Except that you dare not say its name or confront the ideology behind it. “The court heard both Shahensha and Jaman provided assistance to others to travel to Syria and made their bank accounts available to facilitate the transfer of money for terrorist purposes.” The UK doesn’t want Muslims to wage jihad in Syria, you see. It wants to keep them home to wage jihad right there.
“Two men from Portsmouth found guilty of terrorism offences,” ITV News, October 21, 2015:
Two men from Portsmouth have been found guilty of terrorism offences following an investigation by the South East Counter Terrorism Unit (SECTU).
Tuhin Shahensha aged 26 and Mustakim Jaman aged 23, both of Hudson Road in Southsea, were found guilty at Kingston Crown Court under Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006 relating to the preparation of terrorist acts.
The court heard both Shahensha and Jaman provided assistance to others to travel to Syria and made their bank accounts available to facilitate the transfer of money for terrorist purposes. The trial also heard how Shahensha purchased equipment and clothing and made plans to travel to Syria and engage in acts of terrorism. SECTU officers arrested the two men in October last year.
Detective Chief Superintendent Richard Humphrey, Head of SECTU, said: “It was clear that Shahensha and Jaman had intentions to travel to Syria to fight for a proscribed organisation. At no point did Shahensha or Jaman plan to attack the UK, however due to the intention of travelling to Syria and the potential of radicalisation taking place, we needed to intervene. Terrorism and support of terrorism is not acceptable in any form. Anyone who has intentions of travelling to a conflict zone to commit terrorist acts will be investigated thoroughly. We hope this shows that we continue to work tirelessly to tackle the threat posed by terrorism.”…