Twins jailed in UK for funding Somali terror training - 01 August 2012

A court in London on Wednesday jailed identical twin brothers for three years after they admitted a charge of fundraising for acts of terrorism abroad. Mohammed Shabir Ali and Mohammed Shafiq Ali, 25, were part of a "network of support" for their older brother while he was at a terrorist training camp in Somalia, the Old Bailey heard.

The twins were recorded speaking on the telephone to their brother Mohammed Shamim Ali, 29, about collecting donations from the public and pretending they were for charity, prosecutors said.

Judge Adrian Fulford, sentencing the pair, said he recognised that their main concern had been for their brother's physical and mental health. But they had also been aware of what he was doing in Somalia, he added. (...)