Streatham terror funding case shows 'Isis ideology still getting through'

'Isis ideology and propaganda still getting through', says Quilliam Foundation manager after London couple admit funding terrorism

The Old Bailey

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

The propaganda and ideology of Islamic State still seems to be getting through, even though the jihadist group is losing ground.

This is according to Adam Deen, managing director of anti-extremist think-tank Quilliam, after a couple from Streatham admitted funding terrorism at the Old Bailey.

Mohammed and Nazimabee Golamaully admitted wiring their nephew Zafirr Golamaully - who is fighting on behalf of Isis in Syria - £219 by Western Union. Zafirr has been fighting for Isis for several months and reportedly sent a tweet predicting the Paris Charlie Hebdo massacre last January.

Deen told Julia Hartley-Brewer: "It seems that even though Isis's military capabilities are weakening, their ideology and propaganda seems to be getting though. It is worrying that a pretty normal family would sympathise with Islamic State. 

"I can appreciate how bizarre it seems, but for these individuals involved, this is rational. 

"I think, moving forwards, every Muslim household needs to teach their children a type of meaning of Islam which inoculates them against this interpretation. 

"Propaganda exploits existing ideas and crystallises them in a particular way, and young people can be seduced."