Luton woman Runa Khan admits Facebook Syria terror posts

July 31, 2014

A woman has admitted inciting terrorism in Syria by posting a picture of a suicide vest and messaging details of a route into the country on Facebook. Kingston Crown Court heard Runa Khan, 34, of Maple Road West, Luton, sent messages about the route from Turkey to Syria to an undercover police officer. She pleaded guilty to four charges of disseminating terrorist publications between July and September 2013. She is due to be sentenced on 9th September.

The hearing was also told that Khan sent messages to an undercover officer describing a path into war-torn Syria and the name of a group in the country to join. It heard she received details of the route from Mohammed Nahin Ahmed, who has admitted spending eight months in Syria fighting alongside an al Qaeda-linked terrorist group. Ahmed and childhood friend Yusuf Zubair Sarwar, both 22, from Birmingham, went to the country last May after contacting Islamic extremists. They each pleaded guilty at Woolwich Crown Court to one count of engaging in preparation of terrorism acts, earlier this month.