IS man helped murder suspect

Date published: 07 April 2017

AN IS SUPPORTER has been jailed for five years for helping an Oldham mur-der suspect flee to Syria.

Mohammed Syadul Hussain gave Mohammed Abdul Kadir, of Chamber Road, Oldham, £600 of getaway money - used to head for IS-occupied territory - after Kadir allegedly bludgeoned elderly faith healer Jalal Uddin to death in Rochdale.

Hussain (25) a former PPI claims handler of Samson Street, Rochdale, had been targeted by anti-radicalisation programme Prevent, Manchester Crown Court heard.

Hussain denied assisting an offender but was found unanimously guilty and has now been jailed.

In February last year, Jalal Uddin was killed in a children's play park in Rochdale. He was targeted because he practised taweez or ruqya - an Islamic form of faith healing involving "spells, amulets and numerology" - which is viewed by religious extremists as "black magic", jurors were told.

Last year Hussain's friend and fellow IS supporter Mohammed Syeedy (22), of Ramsay Street, Rochdale, was convicted of Mr Uddin's murder and jailed for life.

Another friend - Mohammed Abdul Kadir - is said to be the one who struck the fatal blows, but he has never been tried because he flew to Copenhagen and Turkey, the main route into IS-occupied Syria for European jihadis.

The trip was funded by Hussain, who had welcomed news of Mr Uddin's death.


Hussain's defence barrister, Mozammel Hossain, said there was no evidence of any assistance beyond the £600 he gave Kadir, and that his was a role "anybody could have played".

Sentencing, Judge Patrick Field QC told Hussain: "Kadir has yet to face justice and that is because of what you did. You acted in full knowledge of a terrible crime, motivated by extremist ideology."