“Woman who plotted ISIS attack in UK on 7/7 anniversary has sentence reduced due to ‘good character,’” by John Shammas, Rachel Bishop, and Greg Wilford, Mirror, May 17, 2016 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
A woman who plotted with her husband to carry out an ISIS-inspired attack on the 10th anniversary of the 7/7 bombings has had her sentence reduced.
Sana Khan, 24, was jailed for 25 years last December for preparing terrorist acts with her then-husband Mohammed Rehman.
But she had her sentence reduce by two years at the Court of Appeal today despite Lord Chief Justice for England and Wales, John Thomas, saying Khan “was determined to fulfil Islamic State’s cause for jihad by the carrying out of an act of terrorism within the UK.”
The couple’s plan was foiled when Khan’s husband asked Twitter followers: “Westfield shopping centre or London Underground?” after he tested a bomb in his back garden.
Rehman received a life sentence with a minimum of 27 years after he produced explosives and recorded a “martyrdom video” ahead of a possible suicide bombing in a crowded area of London.
During Khan’s sentencing at The Old Baily, Justice Jeremy Baker said he believed Khan had “full knowledge” of her husband’s terror plot and took a “full and active part in encouraging and planning [it].”
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Delivering the verdict today, Lord Thomas said: “She was determined to fulfil Islamic State’s cause for jihad by the carrying out of an act of terrorism within the UK.
“She had provided funds to [Rehman], knowing the purpose for which he was using them.”
Explaining the reduction of Khan’s sentence, Lord Thomas referred to her “previous law-abiding life”, adding: “Taking into account her previous good character and her role in contrast to that of Rehman, the appropriate minimum term should have been 23 years.”
During the couple’s trial the court heard how Rehman used his bedroom as a bomb factory filled with deadly chemicals and explosives recipes, and even took to Twitter for help picking his targets.
Meanwhile his wife funded his Jihadi plot, using payday loans to buy 11kg of fertiliser to make into explosives….