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Thomason was part of a network of extremists from Walsall in the West Midlands. Before her trial began she admitted helping her husband, Isaiah Siadatan, 24, prepare acts of terrorism. While she was pregnant, she had bought airline tickets to Turkey for herself and her two children, to join Siadatan who was fighting with the Islamic State. The authorities believe he was killed in the summer of 2015. Judge Charles Wide QC described her as “naive” and suspended her two-year prison sentence after hearing Siadatan had threatened to send a “sleeper cell” to murder her parents.

Kerry Thomason, 24, from Walsall, also planned to travel to the war-torn country with her children, but was stopped by police and social services a day after she had booked flights to Turkey. She was among a number of pregnant women from the same community poised to give birth in the Caliphate.

She was pregnant when she was stopped from flying out with her two children to join her husband. She was sentenced to two years imprisonment suspended for two years with a supervision order and six-month tagged curfew between 6pm and 6am.

Thomason had earlier pleaded guilty to assisting her husband, Isaiah Siadatan, to travel to Syria and engaging in acts of terrorism. The judge described her as “naive” and said her husband made “ugly threats” against her in trying to persuade her to join him.

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