• Tuesday, May 24, 2022

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Sikh teenager jailed after converting to Islam and attempting to join ISIS

Sandeep Samra

By: Sarwar Alam

A British Sikh girl who converted to Islam as a teenager and tried to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State (ISIS) was today sentenced to three and a half years in prison for terrorism offences by a UK court. Sandeep Samra, 18, who claimed she wanted to work as a nurse in war-torn Syria, had pleaded guilty to engaging in conduct in preparation for terrorist acts by attempting to travel to the region between June 1 and July 31 last year. However, she denied intending to carry out acts of violence, claiming that she had wanted to leave…

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