New bride admits having terrorist material on mobile phone

11:37 16 November 2012

A new bride had al-Qaida terrorist material on her mobile phone when she was arrested by police, a court heard today.

Ruksana Begum had been married for just a month when anti-terrorist officers raided her home in Islington in July.

The 22-year-old pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to having material which was likely to be useful to someone committing or preparing an act of terrorism.

This was two editions of al-Qaida’s Inspire magazine on a micro SD memory card in her mobile.

Begum, of the Provost Estate, appeared via videolink from Holloway Prison with only her eyes visible beneath a black veil.

Kate Wilkinson, prosecuting, said: “These items contained both instructional and ideological material.”

The material included instructions on remote control detonation, handgun training and how to ignite forest fires, she added.

Hossein Zahir, defending, said Ms Begum was married a month before and moved to London from another part of Britain around 10 days before her arrest.

Begum, who spoke only to answer to her name and to enter her plea, was remanded in custody for sentencing on December 6.

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