A woman who wrote a leaflet encouraging people to carry out jihad, or holy war, has been sentenced to a community order at Manchester Crown Court.
Shella Roma, 29, of Oldham, had pleaded guilty to dissemination of a terrorist publication, and received a three-year order, with supervision for two years.
Roma was arrested after a photocopy shop employee was alarmed by a document she had produced, and alerted police.
The pamphlet contained an essay, “The Call”, encouraging jihad.
The eight-page essay mentioned the 9/11 attacks and the war on terror, and repeatedly asked: “Will you go to Jihad (holy war)?”
It ended: “Jihad: the choice is yours.”
The staff member at the business in Ashton-under-Lyne contacted police, who arrested Roma – a mother-of-one – on 31 January, 2008.