Muslim who used Britain as a base to recruit new jihadis, raise cash and tip off military commanders is jailed for six years

An ISIS secret agent has been jailed for six years after using Britain as a base to tip off military commanders, raise money and recruit new fighters.

Awat Hamasalih, 35, was jailed for six years after he was found guilty of the unusual charge of membership of a terrorist organisation.

Hamasalih, from Kingstanding in the West Midlands, had claimed to be ‘an enthusiast who is proud to be British’ and denied he supported the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

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    And on his early release he will be given a council house and go back on the benefit.

  • tom_billesley

    Iraq changed its laws in 2006 to allow dual nationality. Awat Hamasalih was made a UK citizen in 2008. In all probability he hasn’t renounced his Iraqi citizenship so there’s no reason not to strip him of his UK citizenship and deport him when he’s released from prison. I’m sure he’ll be welcomed by his fellow Kurds.

  • Bla Bla

    Wow, justice served with a whole six years (minus time served and good behaviour) for supporting a genocidal death cult. But hey, the elites have their armed guard, we just need to stiffen our upper lip and carry on.