She doesn’t deny distributing this material, but says she was doing “undercover research.” What? No accusations of “Islamophobia” or “racism”?
Brave New Multicultural Britain Update: “Sheffield terror trial woman ‘wanted to marry Jihadi John,’”The Star, May 6, 2016:
A Sheffield woman accused of spreading Islamic State propaganda and execution videos ‘wanted to marry Jihadi John’, a court heard.
Zafreen Khadam, aged 32 and of Vincent Road, Sharrow, is alleged to have used online messaging services Twitter and WhatsApp to share graphic images of killings and messages designed to ‘influence people to commit acts of terrorism in their own and other people’s countries’.
Opening the case against her at Sheffield Crown Court, prosecutor Simon Davis said: “You only have to look at Paris and Brussels to see how people attack and how people are encouraged to attack.”
Mr Davis said some of the images and videos shared by Khadam were ‘extremely graphic and disturbing’.
He said that ‘in some messages you will hear her say she wants to live the ‘IS life’ and ‘how Jihadi John is kind of scary but she would marry him’.
Khadam denies 10 counts of dissemination of terrorist publications.
Mr Davis said an investigation into Khadam by counter-terrorism officers started in January 2015 over concerns about her Twitter activity.
Her online activity was monitored for two months, during which time she opened 14 different public Twitter accounts as previous ones were shut down.
She is alleged to have shared a link to publications of an IS propaganda magazines which included a photograph of the beheading of the American journalist James Foley and calls to ‘kills disbelievers’ in America and Europe.
Khadam is also said to have shared a document encouraging people to spread IS propaganda and details of the group’s targets around the world.
The defendant is also accused of liking a Twitter link of a video of young children doing military training, with one addressing the camera to say ‘I will be the one who slaughters you’.
Mr Davis said Khadam had also shared an execution video which showed Kurdish fighters being captured by IS being paraded through the streets in cages, a man on fire and another person having their throat cut.
Khadam is also alleged to have spread a document on ‘security precautions’ for potential terrorists who want to avoid being caught.
The prosecution also allege Khadam sent a link to a speech by IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to seven contacts on WhatsApp.
Mr Davis said that when one person challenged her over the material, she replied: “I’m not for them nor against them, I’m just an activist.”
She is said to have added: “Watch it and share it, it is a rare video.”
Khadam sent another message to 11 people on WhatsApp including a link to an 11-page document inciting readers to join in with jihad.
She also is accused of sending a video of IS fighters burning a Jordanian pilot alive to one contact, along with a message reading ‘Good riddance – enjoy’.
Mr Davis said that Khadam claimed after her arrest she had been doing ‘undercover research’….