Four UK jihadists that have gained infamy by fighting or recruiting for the Islamic State will face UN sanctions on the behest of the British government.
The individuals, who are from High Wycombe, Chatham in Kent, Glasgow, and Cardiff, will have their assets frozen and will be subject to a travel ban around the world.
The British government provided evidence to the UN that the jihadists were “participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing, or perpetrating of acts or activities” related to IS.
They have been named as:
- Omar Hussain, 28 – a former supermarket security guard that has featured in an IS propaganda video.
- Sally-Anne Jones, 46 – a former musician that is accused of recruiting for IS.
- Aqsa Mahmood, 21, – accused of recruiting three London schoolgirls to join IS.
- Nasser Muthana, 21, allegedly featured in IS propaganda videos showing the beheading of captives
The financial sanctions and travel bans will likely have little impact on the four jihadists, but the UK government hopes that they will serve as a deterrent to other people considering joining the Islamic terror group. At least 700 people are believed to have joined IS in Syria and Iraq from the UK, with about half since returning home, according to the British police.