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Mother convicted over Daesh Link


Tareena Shakil,26, is convicted of joining IS in Syria….reports Asian Lite News

Tereena Shakil
Tereena Shakil

A British mother has been convicted of terrorism offences after fleeing Britain with her one-year-old child to join the Islamic State (IS) in Syria, the West Midlands Police said.

Tareena Shakil, 26, from Burton-upon-Trent in England, was found guilty of being a member of IS and encouraging acts of terrorism at Birmingham Crown Court on Friday. The mother boarded a plane to Turkey in October 2014 with her young boy, where she then crossed the border into Syria and spent the next three months there, police said.

“She denied joining Daesh but her membership was proven as a result of enquiries carried out by the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit and other agencies,” West Midlands Police said in a statement.

Police noted that detectives were able to show Shakil had become a member of the extremist group and was set to become a jihadi bride. A photograph uncovered by police showed her posing in Syria underneath an IS flag.

She was arrested by counter-terrorism officers when she returned to Britain on February 18 in 2015 after landing at Heathrow Airport, while her son was taken into care, police said.

Tereena Shakil
Tereena Shakil

The woman was also found guilty of sending a series of tweets before she left the Britain “encouraging the public to commit acts of terrorism”, police added.

Mr Mohammed Shafiq, Chief Executive of the Ramadhan Foundation said:
“I cannot begin to think why a mother would take her young baby to Syria to live under the barbaric and evil ISIS and put her child under danger.
“The Ramadhan Foundation cannot be clearer, ISIS are not Islamic, they are an affront to our faith and their supporters here in the UK are the enemies of all Muslims.
“We welcome the conviction of Tareena Shakil at Birmingham Crown Court, it sends out a clear message that if you support ISIS and their barbaric cult then you will be found and brought to justice.
“For too long politicians spend their time targeting ordinary Muslims just to score some cheap political points, but defeating terrorism, it’s ideology and bring its supporters is what they should be focusing on, we in the British Muslim community stand united against terrorism.
“ISIS and the deadly cult are enemies of Islam and our teachings, if you choose to support this cult then we support the authorities attempts to bring you to justice. No to terrorism and hatred”