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New bride Ruksana Begum had al-Qaeda material

  • 16 November 2012
  • From the section London

A new bride had al-Qaeda terrorist material in her mobile phone when she was arrested by police, a court has been told.

Ruksana Begum, 22, had been married a month when anti-terrorist officers raided an address in London in July.

She pleaded guilty to having material which was likely to be useful to someone committing or preparing an act of terrorism.

Begum, from Islington, north London, will be sentenced next month.

The material, found on a memory card, was two editions of al-Qaeda's Inspire magazine, the Old Bailey heard.

The terrorist material included instructions on remote control detonation, handgun training and how to ignite forest fires, the court heard.

Kate Wilkinson, prosecuting, said: "These items contained both instructional and ideological material."

Hossein Zahir, defending, said Ms Begum was married a month before and moved to London from another part of Britain around 10 days before her arrest.

Begum was remanded in custody.

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