London | Three British-Muslims have been jailed for up to four years in the UK for sending 10,000 pounds to a relative in Islamic State controlled territory in Syria.
Mohammed Hussain, 26 and Mohamed Rohaman, 33, believed to be of Pakistani-origin, sold their brother Musadikur Rohaman’s BMW and jewellery to raise cash for him while he was fighting for Islamic State (ISIS).
A third man, Mohammed Khan, a family friend, was also jailed for his role to send the money to Raqqa after a trial in the Old Bailey court in London last week.
Mohammed Hussain was jailed for four years, Mohamed Rohaman for two years and nine months and Khan, 27, received 18 months in custody.
Musadikur and his wife, Zohura Siddeka, both 27, left for Syria in December 2014. His two brothers sold his car and gold jewellery, the court heard.
Their distraught mother was forced to lock up valuables in the family home to try to stop them, the Guardian reported.
They also arranged for Siddeka’s maternity pay to be sent to Syria. She gave birth in September 2014 but the baby died days later.
She has since had another child.
“Each of you knew where Musadikur was, what he was doing and the reasons why he needed finance. It would be obvious to each of you Musadikur and Siddeka were in Syria and they were there in support of the so-called Islamic State,” Judge Mark Lucraft told.
“Their actions cause death and suffering to a large number of people. While the trial was ongoing there were a number of incidents around the world said to be carried out by Islamic State or where Islamic State claimed responsibility.”