There are no doubt many more Britons converting to Islam than Muslims in Britain converting to Christianity. The mainstream culture is weak and flaccid, with no features to attract outsiders. By contrast, the nationwide appeasement and accommodation accorded to Islam makes it appear to many Britons to be the strong horse and the wave of the future. And unless there is drastic change there, that is exactly what it is and will be.
“British Muslim convert jailed over plan to take children to Isis in Syria,” Press Association, May 23, 2016 (thanks to Lookmann):
A British Muslim who wanted bring up her children under Islamic State in Syria has been jailed for two and a half years.
Lorna Moore, 34, was planning to take her three young children, one of them 11 months old, to the war zone.
Moore, a Muslim convert from Walsall, West Midlands, failed to tell authorities her husband, Sajid Aslam, 34, was about to leave for Syria.
Ayman Shaukat, 28, was also convicted of preparing terrorist acts by helping Aslam and another Muslim convert, Alex Nash, 22, on their way.
Sentencing at the Old Bailey, the judge, Charles Wide, described Moore as a very strong character, and said she “knew perfectly well of [her] husband’s dedication to terrorism”.
“One of the troubling things about you is your facility for telling lies,” he added. He said Moore had told “lie after lie” to the jury during her trial and that some of her evidence was “nonsense”.
She was sentenced to two years and six months imprisonment.
Shaukat was jailed for 10 years with a five-year extended licence while Nash was jailed for five years with a one-year additional licence.
At the time of Aslam’s departure in August 2014, Moore had taken the rest of the family on a Butlin’s holiday in Skegness. The day after dropping Aslam off at the airport, Shaukat sent a photograph of himself on his mobile phone posing with the Isis flag.
As Aslam crossed into Syria, he sent a triumphant message back to Shaukat in the form of a video link to a song called I Made It by Cash Money Heroes.
Within months, Moore had booked flights to Palma and Majorca, but her final destination was given away in a text from Nash’s pregnant wife, Yousma Jan, 20, in Turkey, saying “see you there”.
Moore insisted she would never put her children’s lives in danger, adding: “They mean the world to me.”
She claimed her relationship with Aslam ended after he became abusive and they only lived together for the sake of the children, who are now aged three, nine and 10. She told jurors that when she turned to a Muslim cleric for a divorce, he told her that a “white Muslim is not a special Muslim” and she must take her husband back.
Shaukat, of Pargeter Street, Walsall, denied helping his friends join Isis by dropping Aslam and Nash off at airports.
The convicted burglar and law graduate was nicknamed Karma Chameleon because he presented different versions of himself to jurors and his home in the Caldmore area in Walsall is known locally as Karma.
He described Isis as evil and said he told MI5 he would “assist in any way [he] could” after agents contacted him as treasurer of the community group Islam Walsall. Other members of the West Midlands group allegedly set off for Syria between July and December 2014.
The first to join Isis was Muslim convert Jake Petty, 25, also known as Abu Yaqoob Britany. His mother, Sue Boyce, a Christian minister, wept as she told jurors how she begged him not to go and later had to identify his body from video footage on social media after he was killed in December 2014.
Petty was swiftly followed by former schoolmate Isaiah Siadatan, 24, whose pregnant wife, Kerry Thomason, 24, was prevented from joining him. He had sent her an email in December 2014 insisting that she should bring their children to him to live in Isis territory….