I wish that they would all be as forthright in their beliefs and let it all out for everyone to see… (gavel slams down)
Female terrorist, 30, who gloated that the Westminster terror attack was ‘the decree of Allah’ and called Ariana Grande the ‘devil’ claims she did not realise her messages could get her into trouble as she is jailed for 19 months
- Asma Aweys, brother Ahmed, husband Abdulaziz Abu Munye shared ISIS videos
- Ahmed Aweys bragged ‘we are embedded in their societies’ and ‘enemy within’
- Metropolitan police discovered terrorist material as Ahmed planned robbery
Asma Aweys, from Edmonton, north London, shared ISIS material in a family WhatsApp group. She claimed the Westminster terror attack was ‘the decree of Allah’
A terrorist who gloated that the Westminster attack was ‘the decree of Allah’ claimed she did not realise her messages could get her into trouble.
Asma Aweys, 30, had copies of the jihadi magazine ‘Rumayah’ with advice about how to make napalm and Molotov cocktails as well as an article about the ‘perfect knife’ for murder.
While discussing the Westminster incident in 2017, which left four dead, she said: ‘This was by the decree of Allah.’
Messages discussing the terror attack at the Manchester Arena were also found on her phone, including one which read: ‘It was the shaytaan [Arabic word for devil] Ariana Grande‘s concert.’
Aweys, from Edmonton, north London, was jailed for 19 months today alongside her brother and husband, who shared sickening messages in a family WhatsApp group.
The judge jailed Ahmed Aweys for 25 months and Asma’s husband Abdulaziz Abu Munye for 15 months, after all three pleaded guilty.
Two of Aweys brothers Wail and Suleyman, one of whom had a place at university, had travelled to Syria in early 2015 and are believed to have died in the fighting a few months later.
The Old Bailey heard that the family downloaded and shared ISIS material while bragging: ‘We are embedded in their societies, we are the enemy within.’
The family tried to claim that they were simply trying to work out what had happened to their missing siblings, but the judge, Mark Dennis QC, dismissed their mitigation.
Rhiannon Crimmins, defending Asma Aweys said: ‘It was simply something she did to some extent to allay some frustration.
‘Within the WhatsApp conversation there are significant lengthy conversations about the two brothers who are missing.
‘For Ms Aweys the most significant aspect is that her youngest child was 15 months old when she was taken into custody.
‘At the time she did not realise that her comments and downloading documents could get her into so much trouble.’
But Mark Dennis QC said the family ‘male and female alike’ had shared material ‘sympathetic to violent extremism’ and added that their messages ‘speak volumes’.