Harlesden mother jailed for funding jihadists in Syria

Amal El-Wahabi (Pic credit: Central News)

Amal El-Wahabi (Pic credit: Central News) - Credit: central news

A mother from Harlesden who become the first Briton to be convicted of funding jihadists in Syria has been jailed.

Pic of Aine Davis recovered from El-wahabi's mobile phone

Pic of Aine Davis recovered from El-wahabi's mobile phone - Credit: Archant

Amal El-Wahabi, of Rucklidge Avenue, was sentenced to 28 months and seven days for recruiting her friend to smuggle 20,000 Euros in her knickers to alleged terrorists fighting for ISIS in Syria.

The 27-year-old’s husband Aine Davis, 30, asked for the money, having left the UK to pursue a jihadist cause in Syria in July last year.

El-Wahabi, who has two children with Davis, persuaded Nawal Msaad, 27, from Holloway, to stash the cash in rolled-up notes on a flight to Istanbul from Heathrow in January this year.

From there the money would be transferred to Syria.


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In August she was found guilty of making money available with “reasonable cause to suspect that it would or may be used for the purposes of terrorism”.

Msaad was acquitted.

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