Jail for the Muslim with blueprint for rocket

A Muslim who tried to smuggle blueprints for home-made rockets into Britain smiled as he was jailed for three-and-a-half years yesterday.

Yassin Nassari was stopped by police with his wife and five-month-old son at Luton airport after an easyJet flight from Amsterdam.

The 28-year-old from Ealing had a laptop containing bomb recipes while his wife Bouchra El-Hor had a letter offering their baby as a “martyr”.

Nassari, head of the Islamic Society at the University of Westminster, was convicted last week of possessing a document likely to be useful to terrorists.

Judge Gerald Gordon said at the Old Bailey that he accepted Nassari did not plan to make use of the extremist material.

But he added: “I have come to the conclusion that sadly, like a number of other young Muslims, you have somehow been indoctrinated into beliefs which support the use of terrorism by others.”

Nassari, bearded and wearing a skull cap, smiled and clenched his fists as he turned to look at his wife in court and blew her a kiss as he went down to the cells.

El-Hor was acquitted of failing to disclose information about an act of terrorism.

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