Birmingham Terrorists Stole £33,000 by Pretending to be Charity Collectors

By Gary Cutlack on at

A group of Brummie terrorists have been given three months to pay back £33,000, money they stole from members of the public by donning fluorescent jackets and rattling tins while pretending to be collecting for Muslim Aid. But they kept most of it for themselves.

The men, who were jailed last year for offences that included planning a bombing campaign and fundraising for terrorism, apparently spent 23 days out on the streets of Birmingham wearing high-vis jackets carrying the Muslim Aid logo, collecting spare change from pedestrians. Money they then spent on such luxury items as holidays to terrorist training camps, buying a car and a failed attempt at investing in the stock market. [West-Mids Police]

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