British jihadists jailed for 12 years after parents inform police

Two young British men who admitted spending eight months in Syria fighting alongside an al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group will spend 12 years and eight months in jail and a further five years on licence.

Childhood friends Mohammed Nahin Ahmed and Yusuf Zubair Sarwar, both 22, fled to the war-torn country in May last year after contacting Islamic extremists.

The pair, from the Handsworth area of Birmingham, returned in January only after their families put pressure on them to come home.

Officers from West Midlands Police’s counter-terrorism unit were waiting for them at Heathrow Airport, where they were arrested.

  • winniec

    Exile is the right answer.

    This traitor does not deserve the rights of citizenship. He should be put on an isolated island for a life sentence, following which he can either leave for any country that will have them…or remain on the isolated island till he croaks.

    On no condition should jihadists retain their citizenship. They are traitors.

    • FactsWillOut

      …as are the politicians who import Muslims wholesale.