Revealed: The Liverpool John Moores University students with ISIS terrorism links

Anil Khalil Raoufi, Abid Naseer and Jamshed Javeed

Anil Khalil Raoufi, Abid Naseer and Jamshed Javeed

These are the Islamic extremists with apparent links to Liverpool John Moores University.

It is thought two former students have been killed fighting for Isis in Syria and another was jailed earlier this month for plotting terrorist atrocities on both sides of the Atlantic.

Meanwhile, a fourth was named at the weekend as a senior Isis commander who left behind a wife and child to wage jihad in the Middle East.

The university declined to be interviewed about extremism.

Raphael Hostey

Menacing: A masked Raphael Hostey, 22, brandishes AK47s in a photo on Twitter

A 22-year-old married dad-of-one, Hostey is believed to be a senior Isis commander.

His name was among 140 handed to western intelligence agencies by Isis fighter-turned-double agent Mohammed al-Rashed.

Hostey, from Fallowfield, Manchester, went to John Moores University before travelling to Syria two years ago.

He was injured in battle at the end of 2013 and spent several weeks in hospital, according to reports.

Mohammed Javeed

Mohammad Azzam Javeed and Anil Khalil Raoufi are believed to have died in February

Mohmmad Azzam Javeed, 21, who studied mechanical engineering at John Moores University,  travelled to Syria in 2013.

He and a friend, Anil Khalil Raoufi, flew to Turkey – where they met up with Hostey – before sneaking across the border into neighbouring Syria.

Javeed, originally from Manchester, is believed to have been killed while fighting.

His older brother, chemistry teacher Jamshed, 30, was jailed for six years earlier this month for planning to travel to Syria also to fight for Isis against the Assad regime.

Hear excerpts of a furious 25-minute row between Jamshed Javeed and his parents in the video below:

Anil Khalil Raoufi

Anil Khalil Raoufi

Anil Khalil Raoufi

Raoufi is believed to have travelled into Syria with Javeed and Hostey.

The amateur boxer also studied at John Moores University and was originally from Didsbury, Manchester.

He was killed in February last year, the day after his 20th birthday, after a gun fight with Syrian government forces, it is believed.

The Isis fighter regularly uploaded chilling photographs of himself from Syria, including one in which he brandished a handgun while staring out at the sea.

Abid Naseer

Abid Naseer, right, talks on a cell phone

Abid Naseer, right, talks on a cell phone

Al-Qaeda sympathiser Naseer, 28, briefly enrolled at John Moores University to get a visa.

He was extradited to the US where he stood trial for plotting terror attacks in Manchester, New York and Denmark. Investigators also found he considered the Liverpool One shopping complex as a target.

Naseer was born in Pakistan and came to England to study computer science.

He was found guilty by a New York jury earlier this month and told he would spend the rest of his life in prison, but is now thought to be preparing an appeal.

2009 campus terror raids

Terror arrests at Liverpool John Moores University in April 2009

Terror arrests at Liverpool John Moores University in April 2009

Special Branch anti-terror officers arrested five men after raids across the North West, including at John Moores University, in April 2009.

The suspects rounded up included Abid Naseer, who was later extradited to the US where he is now in jail.

Three of the remaining four were deported, although one later won the right to return to the UK.

A suspect was photographed being forced to the ground by anti-terror cops during one of the raids at a John Moores campus.


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