Sentencing delayed for Harlesden mother convicted of funding jihadi fighters in Syria

Amal El-Wahabi was due to be sentenced tomorrow (Pic credit: Central News)

Amal El-Wahabi was due to be sentenced tomorrow (Pic credit: Central News) - Credit: central news

Sentencing has been delayed for a Harlesden mother who is the first Briton to be convicted under terror laws of funding jihadi fighters in Syria.

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 due to be sentenced tomorrow for recruiting her friend to smuggle 20,000 Euros in her knickers to alleged terrorists fighting for ISIS in Syria.

The Old Bailey heard 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.

Nawal Msaad was acquitted Photo: John Stillwell

Nawal Msaad was acquitted Photo: John Stillwell - Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images


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The plan was scuppered when Msaad was stopped at the departure gate and she produced the cash, which had been hidden inside a condom but had fallen out into her pants.

Msaad had agreed to take the cash on the promise of 1,000 Euros in expenses and was acquitted of any wrongdoing during her trial.

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

A new date for her sentencing has yet to be scheduled.

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