The terror twins: Identical brothers jailed for raising
cash for extremists through charity stalls
The security guard and trainee teaching assistant sent £3,000 to their brother who had gone to wage jihad in Africa
Identical twins who funded Islamic terrorists through charity stalls were jailed for three years yesterday.
Transport for London security guard Mohammed Shafiq Ali and trainee teaching assistant Mohammed Shabir Ali, 25, sent £3,000 to their brother Mohammed Shamim, who had gone to wage jihad in Africa.
The pair recorded a phone conversation with the 29-year-old after he had joined al-Shabaab, Islamic extremists in Somalia.
Prosecutor Timothy Cray said the discussion covered how to raise money by pretending to donors the cash was going to recognised charities.
But Mr Cray added: “The funding was to carry out training as part of a radical jihadist group.”
Father-of-three Shabir Ali and his twin, from Tower Hamlets, East London, were also found to be in possession of the pamphlet 44 Ways to Support Jihad at the time of their arrest in April.
Both brothers were jailed at the Old Bailey after admitting raising money to fund terrorism from August 2008 until June last year.