UK: Parents of Muslim convert who joined the Islamic State convicted of funding jihad terrorism

Jurors heard that in July 2015 Jack spoke about wanting to decapitate a former school friend on social media. Linus Doubtfire posted a picture on Facebook as he completed his Commando Artillery Course in the British Army. Jack then posted: ‘I would love to perform a martyrdom operation in this scene.’”

Jack Letts somehow got the idea that his new religion required him to commit treason and mass murder. His parents apparently didn’t care. But of course, authorities the world over also ignore the recurring phenomenon of converts to Islam turning to jihad violence.

ihadi Jack’ parents guilty of funding terrorism,” BBC, June 21, 2019:

The parents of a Muslim convert dubbed “Jihadi Jack” have been found guilty of funding terrorism.

John Letts, 58, and Sally Lane, 57, from Oxford, sent their son £223 in September 2015 while he was in Syria despite concerns he had joined Islamic State….

In March 2015, police warned the couple they risked prosecution if they sent their son money.

Then in September, Lane transferred money to an account in Lebanon after Jack Letts insisted it had “nothing to do with jihad”….

She added Letts and Lane were repeatedly told by “numerous police officers” not to send any money.

Jurors heard that in July 2015 Jack spoke about wanting to decapitate a former school friend on social media.

Linus Doubtfire posted a picture on Facebook as he completed his Commando Artillery Course in the British Army.

Jack then posted: “I would love to perform a martyrdom operation in this scene.”

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