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Ex-Liverpool player’s WAG turned jihadi bride is jailed for sending money to ISIS fighter husband in Syria

AN EX-LIVERPOOL player's wag and former beauty queen has been jailed for 18-months for sending money to her ISIS terrorist husband.

Amaani Noor, 21, provided cash to a group called ‘The Merciful Hands’, which funded Islamist fighters in Syria.

Jihadi bride Noor - who once  dated Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo - married one fighter and planned to join him, describing it as her “dream”.

Liverpool Crown Court heard Noor sent “extensive messages showing interest in and support for extremist organisations”.

She’d also shown support for “violent Jihad”, living under Sharia Law and discussed the “merits” of IS, the court heard.

Phones seized by cops showed she’d contacted a woman, Victoria Webb, using the encrypted messaging app Telegram in April, 2018.

TERROR FUNDS

In one chilling voice note to Webb, she said didn’t have a problem with people being killed “if they refuse to do certain thing according to Islam”.

One described as an IS propaganda video showed fighters carrying out an ambush on a desert highway.

The footage showed vehicles being shot at with the captured occupants brutally tortured and executed.

It's been my dream to marry a fighter for a long time and my dream to be a fighter myself even longer

Amaani Noor

Others showed a man having his throat cut and then being beheaded and soldiers being executed by two masked men as a shout of Allah Akbar is heard.

The court heard how Noor used Telegram to contact someone with the user name ‘Hakim my Love’ who described himself as an “independent fighter”.

He urged Noor not to “say anything stupid over the internet cos I can bring you a lot of problems”.

The pair wed via videolink on her 20th birthday and Noor told the jury that she’d planned to join him in Syria.

JIHADI BRIDE

In an email later recovered by officers she wrote: “Its been my dream to marry a fighter for a long time and my dream to be a fighter myself even longer lol.”

The court heard how she made a donation of about £35 to The Merciful Hands on Paypal using the name Margaret Allen.

The prosecution claimed the group provided weapons, clothing and other equipment to anti-government fighters in Syria.

Noor, of Cinema Drive, Liverpool, had denied one charge of terrorism fundraising.

Co-accused Webster, 28, from Nelson, Lancs, previously admitted three counts of terrorism fundraising between March and August last year and was jailed for 17 months.

Detective Superintendent Will Chatterton of Greater Manchester Police’s Counter Terrorism Unit said: “

“The abhorrent footage and messages found upon both Noor’s and Webster’s phones clearly showed both to be sympathetic to terrorist organisations.”

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