British-Sikh girl attempted getting to Syria and joining ISIS; denies terror intent

She denies intending to carry out acts of violence

British-Sikh girl attempted getting to Syria and joining ISIS; denies terror intent

In a sign that the Islamic State may be winning over the hearts and minds of the youngsters in developed nations, it has now emerged that an 18-year-old British-Sikh girl attempted to travel to Syria and join in the ISIS outfit.

Police sources said that the girl converted to Islam back when she was a teenager but tried to trick her schoolteacher into counter-signing photographs for a passport application.

Identified as Sandeep Samra, she claims she wanted to help the terrorist group by working as a nurse.

This was also told to the Birmingham Crown Court.

She was arrested last year as she attempted to acquire a new passport.

Samra has pleaded guilty to engaging in conduct in preparation for terrorist acts by attempting to travel to war-torn Syria between June 1 and July 31 last year.

She, however, denies intending to carry out acts of violence.

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