Plaistow woman jailed for owning al-Qaeda magazine
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A Plaistow woman found to have an al-Qaeda magazine and a bomb-making guide on a memory stick was today jailed for 18 months.
Snaresbrook Crown Court heard how Afsana Kayum’s home in Stock Street was searched in September 2013 by officers from the Metropolitan Police’s counter terrorism command, SO15
Among the electronic devices seized was a USB stick containing a copy of Inspire magazine, which is published by a branch of terrorist organisation al-Qaeda.
Also on the drive was a copy of The Lone Mujahedeen Handbook, which contained a practical guide to bomb-making and other violent attacks.
Kayum, 22, was arrested in October 2013 but released on bail before being charged that December.
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She was found guilty following a trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court last month.
The head of SO15, Richard Walton, welcomed the sentence.
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He said: “We are becoming increasingly concerned about women and young girls gaining access to and becoming influenced by illegal extremist material that promotes and glorifies terrorism.”