Saturday, September 23, 2017

UK: Syrian Asylum seeker jailed for posting ISIS propaganda

(Manchester) 35 year old Syrian Saer Hussein Shaker sought asylum in the UK in in 2014 after he claimed his father and brother-in-law were killed in his home country by Islamic terrorists . Two years after he was granted discretionary leave to remain, he began posting Isis propaganda on Facebook. He posted one video clip that showed the execution of blindfolded and handcuffed Iraqi officers by a terrorist dressed in black, which was viewed 92 times and liked by three people. On his public Facebook account he also posted a still image from another video in support of Isis that promoted the use of suicide bombers.

Shaker was arrested at his home in Stockport in February after counter-terrorism officers had monitored his social media activity he claims his father and brother-in-law were kidnapped and murdered at the beginning of the Syrian revolution by a group known as Ahrar al-Sham. He said he came to the UK not by design, but was working on a ship that had to dock in Britain when it got into difficulties. Shaker said he decided to stay in the UK because his life was in danger back home and his wife and three children joined him before he applied for asylum and was granted leave to stay until May 2019.

The court heard he was a qualified electronics engineer but had not found a job because he could not speak English, He claims he found it difficult to live on benefit payments, particularly when he was required to put some money to one side to send back to his family in Syria. He was also bored in the UK, and believed that his boredom was one reason why he had ended up being arrested by police.”
For his boredom of having to live in a Christian country,  Shaker was sent to prison for 2 years.