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Irish trainee teacher jailed over plot to take kids to Isis in Syria

A trainee teacher who wanted bring up her children under Isis in Syria, has been jailed for two and a half years.


Muslim convert Lorna Moore, 34, was planning to take her three young children to the war zone – including an 11-month-old baby.

Around the same time, a number of pregnant women from the same community were poised to give birth in the Caliphate.

The mother-of-three is originally from Omagh in Co Tyrone, but moved to Walsall in the West Midlands.

She failed to tell authorities her husband Sajid Aslam, 34, was about to leave for Syria.

Ayman Shaukat, 28, was also convicted of preparing terrorist acts by helping Aslam and Muslim convert Alex Nash, 22, on their way.

Nash’s wife Kerry Thomason, 24, was pregnant when she was stopped from flying out with her two children to join her husband in Syria.

Sentencing at the Old Bailey, Judge Charles Wide described Moore as a “very strong character” and said she “knew perfectly well of your husband’s dedication to terrorism”.

“One of the troubling things about you is your facility for telling lies,” he added.

He said Moore had told “lie after


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