Identical twins facing up to 14 years in prison after admitting funding terrorism in Somalia
(Sh.M.Network)--Twin brothers from east London are facing up to 14 years in prison after admitting fundraising for extreme Islamic groups.
Mohammed Shabir Ali and Mohammed Shafiq Ali, 25, admitted at the Old Bailey knowing the money they raised would be sent abroad to be used for terrorism.
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The identical twins, from Tower Hamlets, raised the money between August 2008 and June 2011.
Shafik Ali works for Carlyle Security, a firm which has a contract with Transport for London, his brother Shabir is unemployed.
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at their home in Stepney, east London, last June and found to be in possession of '44 Ways to Support Jihad,' written by radical holy man Anwar Al Awlaki, who died last year in a drone strike after leading al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
Previously the court has heard the identical pair raised cash through a 'Dawah' religious stall to send to their brother Mohammed Shamim who is believed to have travelled to Somalia in 2008 to carry out martyrdom atrocities.
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