A MUSLIM modify who slicked back his hair to demeanour some-more Syrian was held trying to rush to join ISIS after his profound wife “snitched” on him, a justice heard.
Ismael Watson, 27, from Liverpool, trafficked to Turkey but was stopped after trying to cranky the limit into Syria and sent back to Britain, the Old Bailey Heard.
He was snared by clandestine agents, revelation them he wanted to transport to Syria and desiring they could help him cranky the border.
Watson denies credentials of militant acts but, in an surprising move, has refused to attend his hearing and has opted to represent himself.
Judge Anuja Dhir QC told jurors not to hold it against him that he had selected not to come to court.
Opening the case, prosecutor Oliver Glasgow QC pronounced Watson had done preparations to join ISIS between Jan last year and Feb 23 this year.
Mr Glasgow said: “He trafficked to Turkey and then done hit with people on the internet who he believed could support him in channel the limit into Syria.
“Little did he realize that two of the people with whom he discussed his plans were in fact agents operative for the confidence services and that all he pronounced was being recorded.
“When eventually he tried to cranky the limit he was intercepted by Turkish authorities, incarcerated by them and then deported back to the UK where he was arrested by the British police on arrival.”
Transcripts of his conversations with the agents suggested Watson’s loathing for Western society, the justice heard.
Mr Glasgow said: “There is no doubt that had he succeeded in his attempts to enter Syria he would have assimilated IS and that he would have fought for them.”
He told jurors the contribution were not at issue, but the suspect disputes that his actions amounted to a rapist corruption and he does not recognize the court.
Born Jack Watson, the suspect came from a non-Muslim family in Liverpool and was described by his mom as “meek, amiable and simply influenced”.
Following his acclimatisation to Islam, he was “quickly radicalised” and in 2015, he married Sharmina Begum at Green Lane Mosque in Birmingham.
The couple changed into a shared residence in Walsall, but their attribute pennyless down by Jan last year as Watson became increasingly radicalised by examination ISIS videos, jurors heard.
On Jan 19 last year, Watson was incarcerated under opposite terrorism laws as he boarded an easyJet moody to Marrakech in Morocco from Manchester airport.
But the next day, he took another moody to Marrakech from Gatwick airport and instead of returning home, trafficked opposite Europe to Turkey and set about channel the border.
An clandestine confidence service agent, famous as Abumuj, was deployed to find out what Watson was formulation to do next.
He was in unchanging hit with the suspect around SureSpot present messaging service and Watson described wanting to strech the city of Raqqa in Syria, the justice heard.
In a review on Mar 30 last year, the officer asked him if he had been “hot” before he left Britain.
Watson replied: “Yes we was hot. My wife snitched on me and left. While profound told them everything…”
On what jobs he wanted to do in Syria, Watson suggested he could help with film-making, proof-reading and cooking.
In April, Abumuj upheld him on to another agent, “Abu Hafs”, who chatting with him in encrypted Telegram messages.
Watson described himself to Abu Hafs and told how he slicked his hair back to demeanour some-more Syrian but certified “can only change face so much”.
The hearing continues.
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