Irish mother of three jailed for plan to join Islamic State

Hibernian Nation

 Muslim convert Lorna Moore. Photo: West Midlands Police/PA Wire
A Northern Ireland woman who converted to Islam and wanted to bring up her children under the Islamic State in Syria has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.

Trainee maths teacher Lorna Moore (34) was planning to take her three young children to the war zone – including an 11-month-old baby.

Moore – who had been living in Walsall, West Midlands, but is originally from Omagh, Co Tyrone – was also accused of failing to tell authorities her husband Sajid Aslam (34) had fled the UK to join Isil .

Sentencing her at the Old Bailey yesterday, Judge Charles Wide described Moore as a “very strong character” and said she “knew perfectly well of your husband’s dedication to terrorism.

As part of the same trial, Ayman Shaukat (28) was also convicted of preparing terrorist acts by helping Aslam and Muslim convert Alex Nash (22) to travel to Syria.

Aslam left…

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