Woman guilty of terrorism charge after ‘Al Qaeda magazine’ found in Plaistow house
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A woman has been found guilty of a terrorism charge after 10 issues of an alleged Al Qaeda magazine were found in her Plaistow home.
Afsana Kayum, 22, of Stock Street, was convicted today of one count of possessing material of a kind likely to be useful for the commission or preparation of acts of terrorism.
During her trial at Snaresbrook, jurors heard how counter terrorism officers found a USB stick containing the electronic copies of Inspire magazine, along with a file called The Lone Mujahedeen Handbook, during a raid in September 2013.
The material contained practical guides to bomb making and other violent attacks, police said.
Kayum was arrested the following month and released on police bail. She was finally charged in December.
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Cdr Richard Walton, head of counter terrorism command (SO15), said: “We are becoming increasingly concerned about women gaining access to and becoming influenced by illegal material that promotes and glorifies terrorism.
“This is a serious offence and I welcome today’s verdict.”
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She will be sentenced on March 16.
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