Syria mother of four ‘has family links to Anjem Choudary’

A mother of four feared to have taken her children to Syria is believed to be following in the footsteps of her sister and brother-in-law, who is linked to the radical preacher Anjem Choudary.

Zahera Tariq, 33, who was reported missing from her Walthamstow home with her three sons, aged four, 11 and 12, and her nine-year-old daughter, may be trying to join the family of her sister, Aisha, 30, who is already in Syria, the Sunday Times reported.

Ms Tariq’s brother-in-law is understood to be Siddhartha Dhar, a former disciple and aide to Anjem Choudary.