"Lyrical terrorist" convicted in UK Updated

She joined an al Qaeda propaganda group, wrote poems about terrorist acts, said her favorite videos were “the beheading ones,” and expressed her hope to be a “martyr.” So I’m guessing that waterboarding really doesn’t impress her overmuch.


Oh, and she worked at an airport.

An airport worker who called herself a ‘lyrical terrorist’ and wrote poems describing beheadings became the first woman to be found guilty under new terror laws yesterday.

Samina Malik, 23, penned poems calling for attacks on the West and wrote of ‘poisoned bullets’ capable of killing an entire street.

The Muslim shop assistant wrote of her desire to become a martyr and listed her favourite videos as the ‘beheading ones’…

Yesterday a jury found her guilty of possessing documents likely to be used for terrorism under the Terrorist Act 2000 by a majority of 10 to one after deliberating for 19 hours. Malik, who wore a black head scarf, wept as the verdict was read out.

Earlier she was cleared of a more serious offence of having articles for a terrorist purpose.

Judge Peter Beaumont told Malik she was an ‘enigma’ and granted her bail which amounted a house arrest. But he warned that a custodial sentence was inevitable.

She’s hardly an enigma. The same thing that motivates terrorists the world over motivates her, and that motivation isn’t the Psalms or the Proverbs. But at least as Robert Spencer says, she’ll have plenty of time to bang out some new lyrics.


I find it telling that for all the abuse we take over Gitmo and the alleged suspension of civil rights in the US, Malik could have lived in the US and done everything that she did in the UK and never feared anything more than maybe an FBI visit. Maybe. The NYT probably would have written up a nice profile story on her struggle to be a Muslim in Bushreich’s Amerikkka. She certainly wouldn’t have been arrested and convicted for her book and poetry collection, as she has been in the UK. Just ask North Carolina jihadist Inshallahshaheed.

Update: LGF has video of the lyrical lass.

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