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Would-be armed robber jailed for financially supporting jihad
A 22-year-old man from Delft has been jailed for four years for planning to use the proceeds of an armed robbery to support jihadis in Syria, by a court in Rotterdam.
Mohammed A was picked up on his way to an armed robbery in Scheveningen and was found to have three guns in his car. Police were tipped off about the guns by an informant.
The court ruled A was guilty of a 'serious terrorist offence' because he was planning to support violent jihad with the robbery proceeds. 'Jihadi groups in Syria are guilty of serious human rights abuses,' the court said.
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