Muslim Convert Blames Brexit Vote for Plans to Join ISIS
Jihadist Ryan Counsell had the Islamic State (ISIS) publication Dabiq and the Al Qaeda magazine Inspire in his apartment when he was arrested. (Express)
British Muslim convert Ryan Counsell blamed the Brexit vote on his plans to join ISIS.
Nottingham Post reported:
A terrorist who abandoned his wife and child to fight with ISIS in the Philippines has blamed Brexit as he was jailed for eight years.
Muslim convert Ryan Counsell, 28, was seeking an “idyllic life” under sharia law, Woolwich Crown Court heard.
He was in the advanced stages of planning his trip to fight with terrorist group Abu Sayyaf when he was arrested last July.
Counsell claimed that after Brexit there was increased tension in the Muslim community in Nottingham so he decided to leave.