British Muslim convert jailed for preparing acts of terrorism

A stereotypical convert. The beard looks Viking.

Most Intolerant Religion

Richard Dart and co-conspirators Jahangir Alom and Imran Mahmood were ‘committed fundamentalists’, says judge

Three British Islamic extremists including a Muslim convert and a former police community support officer have been jailed for terrorism.

Richard Dart, the son of teachers from Dorset, and his co-conspirators, Jahangir Alom and Imran Mahmood, were sentenced at the Old Bailey for engaging in conduct in preparation of acts of terrorism. They admitted the offence between July 2010 and July last year at a previous hearing last month.

Dart was jailed for six years, Alom for four years and six months and Mahmood for nine years and nine months. Mr Justice Simon told the trio they held “radical Islamist beliefs and have shown yourselves to be committed to acts of terrorism”.

Mahmood and Dart were both given extended sentences, meaning they will serve two-thirds of their prison terms rather than half, and they will spend…

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