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Mamun Rashid

January 24, 2022 Extremists

Born: 1994;

Place of Birth: United Kingdom;

Gender: Male;

Nationality: British;

General Info:
Mamun Rashid, of East London, is an extremist who spent months trying to cross the Syrian border from Turkey to join a terrorist training camp who has been jailed for twelve years in the United Kingdom.

Rashid was arrested by the Turkish authorities in February 2019 within walking distance of the north Syria border.

He had spent six months plotting his route over the border after flying to Istanbul from London with the ambition of dying a martyr.

Rashid was deported to the United Kingdom where he pleaded guilty to preparing acts of terrorism and was jailed.

He has since claimed that he is no longer an extremist but judge Andrew Lees sentenced him to 12 years in prison, with a further five years of being monitored.

The court heard that Rashid had signed up to a university course to secure a student loan to fund his mission to Syria to fight against the regime of Bashar Al Assad.

He had taken an interest in the plight of Muslims in Syria and told a friend “I hope I can be the best martyr.”

The court heard Rashid was briefly kicked out of his family home by his father, who suspected him of being a terrorist, before relenting and allowing him to return.

Rashid flew to Istanbul in July 2018 and started trying to find a way into Syria. Police said they found months of text messages on his phone showing that he had tried to arrange a border crossing.

He eventually caught a bus to Hatay Province, in the south-west of Turkey, where he was caught and detained for 282 days before being deported.

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