Serial bride who met and married her third husband through a Muslim dating site was jailed for eight years for planning to launch a terrorist attack upon Jewish communities in Manchester.
A serial bride who became a ”homegrown” British terrorist after she met and married her third husband through a Muslim dating site was jailed for eight years today.
Hairdresser Shasta Khan, 38, had two failed marriages before becoming radicalised by Al Qaeda and inspired by Osama Bin Laden after she met ex-car valeter Mohammed Khan, 33, on an introduction site named ”Single Muslim” because she was looking to marry the ”Islamic way.”
She ditched her Westernised and ”chilled out” lifestyle in favour of strict traditional Islamic dress, stopped watching her favourite TV shows like Coronation Street and Eastenders and tuned into terrorist propaganda on the internet instead.
Shasta and her husband later began planning to build a DIY device using chapatti flour, hairdressing chemicals and a set of Christmas tree lights from supermarkets to launch a terrorist bomb attack upon Jewish communities in Manchester.
They also carried out reconnaisance missons on possible targets including a synagogue in the Prestwcih area and she was said to have used her home-based hairdressing business Sassy Hair Studio as a front to seek targets as part of a ”personal jihad.”
But the plot was exposed by chance in July last year when police were called to a report of a bust up between Khan and Shasta’s father.
Khan was initially arrested on suspicion of stealing his father-in-law’s car but anti terror officers were called in after a member of Shasta’s family expressed concerns Khan was a ”homegrown” terrorist.