Pay special attention to where they work
- Shafiq Ali works for Carlyle Security, a firm which has a contract with Transport for London
PUBLISHED: 14:55 EST, 31 July 2012 | UPDATED: 15:41 EST, 31 July 2012
Banned: Police discovered a copy of 44 Ways to Support Jihad’ by the radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki at the home of the twins
Twin brothers from east London are facing up to 14 years in prison after admitting fundraising for extreme Islamic groups.
Mohammed Shabir Ali and Mohammed Shafiq Ali, 25, admitted at the Old Bailey knowing the money they raised would be sent abroad to be used for terrorism.
The identical twins, from Tower Hamlets, raised the money between August 2008 and June 2011.
Shafik Ali works for Carlyle Security, a firm which has a contract with Transport for London, his brother Shabir is unemployed.
They were arrested at their home in Stepney, east London, last June and found to be in possession of ’44 Ways to Support Jihad,’ written by radical cleric Anwar Al Awlaki, who died last year in a drone strike after leading al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
Previously the court has heard the identical pair raised cash through a ‘Dawah’ religious stall to send to their brother Mohammed Shamim who is believed to have travelled to Somalia in 2008 to carry out martyrdom atrocities.