Muslim who trained to join ISIS at paintballing centre but was stopped from getting to Syria is jailed for nine years

An apprentice bricklayer was jailed for nine years after training to join ISIS at a paintballing session organised by a man linked to the Paris and Brussels attackers.

Humza Ali, 20, from Birmingham, smiled, raised a finger in an ISIS salute, and yelled ‘Allahu Akbar!’ (god is great) as he was led from the dock.

The judge, Mark Wall QC, said he was a dangerous individual who had ‘settled to the idea of dying for the cause in which you believed.’