A terrorist who abandoned his wife and young child to fight with Isil has blamed Brexit for his radicalisation

A terrorist who abandoned his wife and young child to fight with Isil in the Philippines has blamed Brexit as he was jailed for eight years.

Muslim convert Ryan Counsell, 28, was seeking an “idyllic life” under sharia law, Woolwich Crown Court heard.

He was in the advanced stages of planning his trip to fight with terrorist group Abu Sayyaf when he was arrested last July.

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