Alsyed told Ali: “If you get martyrdom before me please tell Allah I love him.”
Yet “Ali was attracted by the ‘brotherhood’ aspect of Islamic extremism after a ‘very sad and very traumatic childhood’, according to the prosecution.”
Maybe he was, but if Alsyed spoke to him that way, it would appear that he understood Ali to have a good grasp of the Islamic theology behind jihad activity. But adherence to that theology is the one thing that the British government, like other governments in the West, is determined to ignore and ascribe to other causes.
“London teenage jihadis who wanted to fight in Syria trained with paintball sessions after one 16-year-old sold his Playstation and worked for Deliveroo to fund their plot before they were rumbled by a school,” by Richard Spillett, Mailonline, January 11, 2018:
Two brothers from London who plotted with their teenage friends to fight with jihadists in Syria face jail after a school tipped off anti-terror police about their plans.
Ahmedeltigani Alsyed, now 20, and Yusef Alsyed, 18, took out a gym subscription to ‘increase their fitness’ and attended a paintball event to train for battle with ISIS.
Meanwhile, 18-year-old Mohammed Ali and a 17-year-old Deliveroo driver, who cannot be named, booked plane tickets and travel documents to the war torn country.
They had contacted a terrorist fixer, bought tickets to travel to Turkey and packed camping gear and two kitchen knives ready for the trip on Valentine’s Day last year.
The four of them chatted on encrypted messaging app Telegram, under a group called ‘Peace’, about how to join the terrorist group throughout 2016.
The 17-year-old planned to sell his Playstation games console and get his cousin to steal a mobile phone in order to raise some spending money.
Ali was jailed for four years and two months and the 17-year-old was detained for two years and eight months at the Old Bailey last November, but the case can only be reported today.
Prosecutor Annabell Darlow, QC, said Ali and the 17-year-old believed that in death they would ‘achieve martyrdom.’
She said Yusuf came to the attention of police through the government anti-extremism strategy Prevent.
She said: ‘Alsyeds’ family went on holiday to Egypt between 25 June and 10 August 2016.
‘Upon their return all subject to schedule seven searches and had their mobile phones seized.’
Analysis of the phones showed contact with a facilitator in Yemen about potential travel to Libya or Syria.
Ali was attracted by the ‘brotherhood’ aspect of Islamic extremism after a ‘very sad and very traumatic childhood’, according to the prosecution.
Social workers have been engaged with his family for ‘many years’ due to a ‘serious conflict’ between his parents.
He was said to have expressed suicidal thoughts when he was just eight years old.
Ali had been shopped to the authorities by a close friend as he prepared to leave the UK, the court heard.
His school mate of six years ‘noted his increased interest in Islam in December 2016’ when he asked about getting electronic visas to travel to Iran or Syria so he could ‘practise his religion’.
Ali told his friend he thought Isis ‘weren’t really Muslims’ and said he planned to join rebel forces fighting Bashar al-Assad’s vicious regime.
During a series of encrypted Telegram chats Yusef Alsyed told Ali ‘if you get martyrdom before me please tell Allah I love him’….
According to the charge, they shared a video called ‘Crusades, Battles and Executions of Prisoners of Daesh’ between each other….