A mother who took her toddler to Syria and joined the Islamic State group was sentenced to six years in prison today after becoming the first British woman to be convicted after returning home.

Tareena Shakil, age 26, was found guilty by a court in Birmingham, central England of Islamic State membership and encouraging terrorism in posts on Twitter before leaving Britain.

According to AFP News Agency, the court heard that Shakil was radicalized online and in October 2014 told her family she was going to Turkey for a beach holiday, but instead she crossed the border into Syria and went to Islamic State stronghold, Raqa.



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