- Mohammed and Nazimabee Golamaully sent £219 to their Jihadist nephew
- Zafirr Golamaully hinted at Charlie Hebdo attack online before it happened
- He would later post on Twitter 'You heard it here first. #SnailEaters ate lead'
- His aunt and uncle, from Streatham, London, admit to funding terrorism
A couple have admitted fundraising for terrorism by sending £219 to a nephew fighting for Islamic State in Syria.
Mohammed Golamaully, 48, and his wife, Nazimabee Golamaully, 45, provided the money to Zafirr Golamaully on or before August 13, 2014.
Zafirr used Twitter to spout his murderous beliefs online and just days before the Charlie Hebdo atrocity that killed 12 last January he posted: ‘Snail-eating people’.
Just after the Paris attack, Golamaully, who is thought to be in his twenties, claimed: ‘You heard it here first. #SnailEaters ate lead. #DustNeverSettledDown.’
Mohammed Golamaully, 48, and his wife, Nazimabee Golamaully, 45, provided the money to Zafirr Golamaully on or before August 13, 2014
On the instruction of Mohammed Golamaully, the jihadist’s aunt wired £219 for Zaffir by Western Union to Islamic State courier Mohamed Alhmidan.
They were arrested in April last year following a probe into the bodyguard of jailed hate preacher Anjem Choudary.
Mohammed Golamaully pleaded guilty to funding terrorism last month and the full details of the case can be reported today after his wife appeared at the Old Bailey wearing a black hijab and glasses to enter a guilty plea to the same charge.
Prosecutor Daniel Pawson-Pounds explained: ‘This case arises out of sending money to Zafirr Golamaully, who is known to be fighting for Isis in Syria.’
He said: ‘He was fighting for Islamic State, a fact known to this defendant.
‘The Crown say whether the money was intended or thought to be intended for material in terms of military purposes or subsistence is irrelevant.’
On the instruction of Mohammed Golamaully, his wife wired £219 for Zaffir
But her barrister, Hossein Zahir said: ‘It will be our case, this defendant is not radicalised.’
The pair, from Streatham, London, will be sentenced on November 10.
Prosecutors believe the couple and their family to be radicalised after finding a series of references to Isis leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi and hate clerics Abu Hamza and Omar Bakri Mohammed in WhatsApp chats with his daughter.
On April 12 2014 Mohammed told her: I’ve just watched Skh Abu Bakr Al Bagdadi’s video about Allah knows, while you know not!
Beautiful speech and very well worded - a truly scholarly style.’
Referring to a woman called ‘Sumayyah’, he added: ‘Maybe you need to have a serious chat with her regarding Islam.
She seems to be having a good time, enjoying herself and immitating and following the Kuffar.
‘Anwar Awlaki, Skh Abu Hamza, OBM all talked about it.’
In another conversation, she asked her father: ‘Do you read Inspire magazine?’, adding: ‘It is published by Al-Qaeda. And it is about jihad.’
He responded: ‘I want to have all the Isis nasheeds but you’ll need to be very careful.’
When arrested on April 2015, Mohammed Golamaully told police he had asked his wife to wire the money to help with Zafirr’s ‘studies’.
He claimed Zafirr was studying for a management degree at Ankara University.
But his nephew is thought to have travelled from Mauritius to Syria where he attended an IS training camp and was on ‘guard duty’ patrolling the Turkish border as he battled the Kurdish rebel group PKK.
Prosecutors believe the couple to be radicalised after finding a series of references to Isis leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi and hate clerics Abu Hamza and Omar Bakri Mohammed
The Mauritian national ran jihadi social media accounts using the Twitter handle ‘Palidinofjihad’ and the Tumblr username ‘Paladinofjihad.com’.
He used the accounts to spout hate as well as tips for would-be jihadis travelling to Syria, and he appeared to have prior knowledge about the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris.
Nazimabee admitted downloading all eight issues of the glossy IS propaganda magazine, ‘Dabiq’, telling police she did not trust the reporting of the Syrian conflict in the Western media.
On April 15, 2014, she sent a message to her husband to say: ‘Nothing is going to be the same anymore without my Zafirr here.
‘Now we are pretty sure he is in Syria itself... make doahs for him... and please do not say anything to anyone.’
Zafirr sent a message to his uncle in 2014 that said: ‘They taught us military stances formations and weapons.
‘I asked about how brothers get money. Normally they send it to a contact in Turkey. Then brothers go pick it up.’
Outlining the case at an earlier hearing, prosecutor Thomas Halpin said: ‘The money was being sent to fund the nephew Zafirr Golamaully who is fighting for IS in Syria.
‘The crown would also say that both defendants are radicalised as well.’