U.K. Chemistry Teacher Gets 6 Years for Supporting Islamic State

March 5, 2015 12:49 PM

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(Bloomberg) -- Jamshed Javeed, whose family begged him not to travel to Syria to fight with Islamist militants, was sentenced to six years in prison by a London judge for committing terrorist offenses.

While Javeed was arrested before he could make the journey, the 30-year-old provided significant funds and bought equipment to help four other men, including his brother, travel to the war-torn country, Judge Michael Topolski, said at a sentencing hearing Thursday.

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