Amaani Noor guilty of funding terrorism after becoming Jihadi bride

Published on 12 December 2019 by BrickTop

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Amaani Noor, 21, who planned to join her ISIS fighter husband in Syria, sobbed in the dock as the verdict was read out.

Noor, 21, denied making illegal donations of to help fund terrorism under the false name Margaret Allen. But she now faces prison after she was found guilty at Liverpool Crown Court this afternoon.

Noor told the court how she had begun to focus on Islam after she broke up from an unfaithful boyfriend who was “in the public eye” when she was 18.

He was not named but she once dated Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo, who is currently on loan at Rangers. Liverpool Crown Court heard how Noor had married an ISIS fighter based in Syria via video-link on her 20th birthday.

The 21-year-old had planned to join her husband, who she’d never met, in the former ISIS stronghold with cops discovering plane tickets to Turkey when they searched her home.

The group which Noor had donated the money to, The Merciful Hands had previously been described by Victoria Webster as “IS.”

But Noor, who had previously pleaded not guilty, insisted she gave the money believing it would be used to buy food for women and children in Syria.

If she thought it was for food, why would she use a false name when sending the money?

Judge Andrew Menary QC told the five men and seven women on the jury: “It’s a sad case. You have had an insight now into this very murky and challenging world that some people occupy online where people speak casually about some pretty awful things that are going on.

“A moment’s glance online will tell you Miss Noor was in a relationship with someone in the public eye.

“That person was a professional footballer so her life undoubtedly at some point changed dramatically.”

Her mum left the court in tears, with Noor and Webster set to be sentenced on December 20. She was given bail with conditions including a curfew, an electronic tag and the surrender of her passport.