Koran-for-Dummies Jihadists Jailed for Martyrdom Mission

December 5, 2014 2:24 PM

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Two British men who traveled to Syria to join the fight against the Assad regime armed with copies of “Arabic for Dummies” and the “Koran for Dummies” face record jail sentences of almost 18 years after pleading guilty to terrorist offenses.

Yusuf Sarwar and Mohammed Ahmed, both 22, can be released for the last five years of the term under extended bail, intended to “punish, deter and incapacitate” them, Judge Michael Topolski said as he delivered the heaviest punishment to date for Syrian related-offenses.

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