A married couple from London have admitted providing funding for their nephew who was fighting in Syria with militants from the Islamic State. Mohammed and Nazimabee Golamaully pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey court to transferring 219 pounds to Zafirr Golamaully, who had travelled from his home in Mauritius to join the militant group.
Zafirr used Twitter to spout his murderous beliefs online and just days before the Charlie Hebdo atrocity that killed 12 last January he posted: ‘Snail-eating people’.
Just after the Paris attack, Golamaully, who is thought to be in his twenties, claimed: ‘You heard it here first. #SnailEaters ate lead. #DustNeverSettledDown.’
The Uncle-Aunt duo did not tell Zafirr’s parents and their money transfer was only discovered during a police investigation into a worldwide network of terrorism funding. Prosecutors said, before leaving his home in Mauritius, Zafirr had spoken to his uncle on Whatsapp, asking for help to deceive his parents.
He agreed not to tell Zafirr’s parents and their money transfer was only discovered during a police investigation into a worldwide network of terrorism funding, the BBC reported. “Told them (parents) I’m going to get ‘nursing’’ training and that I won’t be available for next two weeks,” Zafirr said in March 2014.
“The story of two weeks training sounds plausible prior to undertaking humanitarian aid,” Mohammed, 48, replied. Soon afterwards Zafirr was in Syria, fighting with IS, and attracting attention under the online alias Abu Hud, using social media to offer detailed instructions to others who wanted to travel to Syria.