A wannabe jihadi bride who was desperate for love has been jailed for 15 months today for helping an extremist travel to Syria after an online romance.
Angela Shafiq, 22, advised Mohammed Nahin Ahmed, from Birmingham, about travel documents and how to get past border controls before he left Britain to join rebels in the war-torn country.
The student, who admitted she was worried nobody would marry her, also encouraged him to take a first aid course so he could pretend he was heading to Syria for humanitarian reasons.
Shafiq denied an offence of preparation of terrorist acts after claiming her Skype chats with Ahmed – a man she never met – were all ‘fantasy’.
But the jury at the Old Bailey found the student from Hounslow, in Middlesex, guilty in less than a day.