UK: Coventry man guilty of planned Islamic State terrorism in Syria

A COVENTRY man intent on martyring himself while fighting for Islamic State in Syria has been convicted of preparing for terrorist acts at the Old Bailey today (Tuesday, May 26).

Zakariya Ashiq, from Foleshill, was also found guilty of assisting others to prepare for terrorism in a week-long trial.

The unemployed 20-year-old had failed in his attempt to join Islamic State last November and was arrested when he returned to the UK.

The court heard that Ashiq had made other attempts to enter Syria to join two of his friends believed to be engaged in the conflict – Coventrians Ali Kalantar, Mohammed Ismail and their friend Rashid Amani.

  • no4

    If he had a brain, he might be dangerous. He was too stupid to achieve what a bunch of school girls managed quite simply. He said he was going to swim to France to get to Syria!

    • Yea but Muslims invented chess.

    • tom_billesley

      Take him to Dover and show him the beach.

  • Blacksmith

    So now he will be sent to jail for a couple weeks and let free again to try again? Wasting the taxpayers money for no benefit to him or society. Give him a one way ticket to Syria! It is much cheaper and will actually work so long as he no option to return.

  • tom_billesley

    He’s the son of an imam, so he was bound to misunderstand his religion.

  • Censored_EG

    This piece of shit “Coventry man” is immigrant scum and certainly not British or an Englishman. Deportation is the only answer.

  • no4

    He just got 6 years porridge and four years extended license, whatever that means

  • Norman_In_New_York

    If he had actually gone to Syria and martyred himself, it would have raised the level of civilization in both countries.