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This is terrifyingly fucked-up, no?

When her bedroom was searched police found a ringbinder full of documents as well as a bracelet bearing the word “jihad”.

There was also a sticker on a mirror inside the door, bearing the words “lyrical terrorist”.

Also found were publications from an Islamist extremist group called Followers of Ahl us-Sunnah Wal-Jammaa’ah, linked to another group, The Saved Sect, and to the extremist cleric Sheikh Omar Bakri.

In a box file in the family lounge was a printed version of the “declaration of war” by Osama bin Laden.

A young woman faces the possibility of a jail sentence for an internet alias, some poems, and a couple of books. Oh, how marvelously the liberal democracies are protecting our freedoms.

So, she’s been given a nine month suspended sentence; good that she’s not been imprisoned, but of course still appalling that she was convicted in the first place. The CPS said: “Samina Malik was not prosecuted for writing poetry. Ms Malik was convicted of collecting information, without reasonable excuse, of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.” So that’s alright then; it’s not illegal to write, just to read.