This is no isolated case; Islamic State terrorists are reported to be “funding millions of pounds of cash straight from the pockets of Britons in a sickening exploitation of our goodwill”:
Would-be jihadists and those sympathetic to Islamic State (ISIS) fighters are posing as charity street collectors, bogus students and using fake identities to obtain government and bank loans of up to £15,000 a time.
And British families, believing they are helping those in need, are generously flipping coins into the collection buckets unaware their cash will pay for the meals, drinks and clothing of jihadi fighters.
“Private hospital manager and his IT consultant wife are jailed for sending £219 to their nephew ISIS fighter who predicted the Charlie Hebdo attack on Twitter”, by Richard Spillett, UK Daily Mail, November 22, 2016:
A private hospital manager and his wife were jailed for a total of more than four years today for sending cash to their ISIS fighter nephew.
Mohammed and Nazimabee Golamaully, from Streatham, south London, wired money to Zafirr Golamaully, who is believed to be fighting on the front line for the terror group in Syria.
Zafirr is thought to have travelled from Mauritius to Syria where he attended an ISIS training camp and was on ‘guard duty’ patrolling the Turkish border as he battled the Kurdish rebel group PKK.
Mauritian national Zafirr ran jihadi social media accounts using the Twitter handle ‘Palidinofjihad’.
He used the accounts to spout hate as well as giving tips for would-be jihadis travelling to Syria, and he appeared to have prior knowledge about the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris.
Just days before the atrocity that claimed 12 victims last January, he posted: ‘Snail-eating people’, followed by an emoticon of a sad face.
Days later Golamaully, who is in his twenties, claimed: ‘You heard it here first. #SnailEaters ate lead. #DustNeverSettledDown.’
On the instruction of her husband, the jihadist’s aunt had wired £219 for Zafirr by Western Union to ISIS courier Mohamed Alhmidan in August 2014.
Mohammed, 48, a manager at the private Huntercombe Psychiatric Hospital in Roehampton, and his IT consultant wife, 45, admitted providing funding for the purposes of terrorism.
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 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.’
Jailing Mohammed, Judge Anuja Dhir QC said: ‘It’s a worrying feature of this case that you are a hard working family man, who was regarded as a good friend and neighbour, conscientious work colleague and a loving parent could behave in this way and hold the views you undoubtedly held.
‘At the time of this offence and in the months that followed you were a committed extremist.’….