Woman who swore allegiance to IS and tried to fly overseas to join the terror group is jailed because judge beats her because she shows no regrets
- A refugee who swore allegiance to IS was imprisoned for her actions
- Zainab Abdirahman-Khalif was imprisoned in a legal SA court for three years
- The 24-year-old was stopped by the police at Adelaide Airport in 2016
- She has maintained her innocence and & # 39; has not regretted & # 39; for her actions
A refugee who swore allegiance to IS and tried to flee Australia to join the terror organization was imprisoned.
Zainab Abdirahman-Khalif, from Adelaide, was sentenced to three years in a South Australian legal scoop, convicted of taking steps to become a member of the Islamic State.
The 24-year-old was stopped by the police at Adelaide airport in July 2016 while attempting to board a plane to Istanbul, Turkey.
She told agents that she would take a last-minute vacation, despite the fact that they had a small amount of clothing, no return flight, and less than $ 200 in money.
Zainab Abdirahman-Khalif (photo), from Adelaide, was sentenced to three years in a South Australian legal scoop, convicted of taking steps to become a member of the Islamic State
Justice David Peek agreed that her secret trip to Turkey was to get in touch with the terrorist organization IS & 39.
He said she has not regretted her involvement with the organization since her capture and has kept her innocence.
& # 39; The fact that you shamelessly lied to the police about this issue cannot be circumvented, & # 39; he said.
Abdirahman-Khalif, from Somalia, was later released but arrested on the Port Adelaide TAFE SA campus in May 2017, following a police investigation.
Justice Peek said she had repeatedly expressed support for IS and jihad by singing hymns about martyrdom, unbelievers, extreme violence, murder and death.
She told agents that she would take a last-minute vacation, despite a small amount of clothing, no return flight and less than $ 200 in funds
He said that while she was in constant contact with group members, including three women who carried out a deadly attack on a Kenyan police station, she was not involved in the commission of violent acts of terror.
& # 39; You were not expected to be a terrorist in the sense of someone willing to plan or commit acts of violence and that your membership did not entail any specific task or responsibility for IS, & # 39; he said.
Justice Peek said that Abdirahman-Khalif spent the first 14 years of her life in refugee camps, depriving her of a normal childhood and reducing her experience in the real world.
But he couldn't believe she had positive prospects for rehabilitation because she refused to make a statement explaining her actions, her current insights, and her plans for the future.
Justice David Peek said she has not regretted her involvement with the organization since she was imprisoned and has kept her innocence
& # 39; It is not certain that you no longer have those extremist jihadist and Islamic state visions & # 39 ;, he said.
She was given a non-parliamentary period of two years, three months, that was returned to her arrest in May 2017.
Abdirahman-Khalif is challenging her sentence.
She is eligible for release later this year.