Place of Birth: Portugal;
Cassimo Ture is an alleged Islamic State recruiter has been living on unemployment benefits in London, it has emerged after he was charged by Portuguese authorities. He moved to the UK in around 2005, it is believed.
Cassimo Ture is a suspected member of the so-called ‘Leyton Cell’, an alleged Portuguese gang in east London which has been linked to notorious terrorist Jihadi John and to the kidnapping of British journalist John Cantlie.
Ture is the only one of the eight suspected gang members known to be living freely, the Portuguese report says, with two others in custody and five dead or missing.
A 218-page indictment filed by Portuguese prosecutors accuses Ture of ‘providing fundamental support to terrorist organisations’ and ‘rejoicing’ in terrorist activities with his fellow gang members.
His brother, Sadjo Ture, is also a suspected gang member and twice travelled to the Middle East, it is believed. Several of the gang members are dead but Cassimo is still living in London with a wife and son, receiving jobseeker’s allowance and child benefit, The Times reports.
Portuguese prosecutors allege that the gang was linked to the ‘Beatles’, the group of terrorists including ‘Jihadi John’ who carried out beheadings in Islamic State propaganda videos.
Ture himself is suspected of helping Islamic State terrorists and heir brides travel to the former ‘caliphate’, which crumbled to nothing earlier this year.
The indictment claims that Ture ‘provided fundamental support to terrorist organisations through the receipt and distribution of money’.
Ture is also alleged to have provided ‘logistical support in the recruitment of and adherence of recruits to the Islamic State’.
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