Lisa Smith: Former Irish soldier guilty of Islamic State membership

5/30/2022 5:35:00 PM

Lisa Smith found not guilty of financing terrorism

Lisa Smith found not guilty of financing terrorism

A Dublin court, however, did not find Lisa Smith, 40, guilty of funding a terrorist organisation.

A former Irish Defence Forces soldier has been found guilty of Islamic State (IS) membership.She had been accused of sending €800 (£680) to a man to fund IS in 2015..The prosecution alleged that she answered the call from al-Baghdadi and became the "life blood" of Isis as a propaganda tool and as a woman who would help to build the Islamic State.

The prosecution said the court could not ignore that Smith travelled thousands of kilometres, knowing about the activities of the terrorist organisation that was "up to its neck in blood".Her lawyers had described the case against her as unique and unprecedented and said there was no evidence that she was a member.

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Brian Lawless/PA Image caption, Lisa Smith was found guilty of being a member of the unlawful terrorist group but acquitted of financing terrorism A former Irish Defence Forces soldier has been found guilty of Islamic State (IS) membership.Monday 30 May 2022 12:46, UK Why you can trust Sky News A former Irish soldier has been found guilty of being a member of so-called Islamic State.The Mona Lisa came under a “cake” attack on Sunday after a male visitor masquerading as a wheelchair-bound granny hurled a slice of “gateau” at the world’s best-known painting.View original tweet on Twitter Louvre visitor Luke Sundberg, from the US, saw it all unfold.

Lisa Smith, 40, had pleaded not guilty to being a member of the group between 28 October 2015 and 1 December 2019. Smith was, however, found not guilty of financing terrorism by sending money to a man for the benefit the terrorist group. Smith wiped away tears from her eyes as the verdict was read out by Mr Justice Tony Hunt. She had been accused of sending €800 (£680) to a man to fund IS in 2015. The incident, which took place at lunchtime on Sunday, was caught on camera by several visitors among the hundreds queuing up to get a glimpse of “la Joconde”, as the French call the painting. But on Monday the judge, at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin, said the prosecution had not proved she intended for the money to be used to benefit the group, RTÉ reports . The judge told the court it could not be ruled beyond reasonable doubt that the intention of Smith to send €800 to a so-called Islamic State member was either for charitable or humanitarian reasons. Justice Hunt said the court could not exclude a reasonable possibility that Ms Smith had transferred the money because of charitable or humanitarian concerns..

Smith, who had converted to Islam, travelled to Syria after terrorist leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi called on Muslims to travel to the Islamic State. She left the Irish military after she converted to Islam in 2011 and later travelled to IS-controlled territory in Syria. He proceeded to throw red rose petals before being seized by museum security guards and led away. The prosecution alleged that she answered the call from al-Baghdadi and became the "life blood" of Isis as a propaganda tool and as a woman who would help to build the Islamic State. The prosecution said she had enveloped herself in the black flag of IS. Former Irish soldier denies Islamic State membership The prosecution said the court could not ignore that Smith travelled thousands of kilometres, knowing about the activities of the terrorist organisation that was "up to its neck in blood".” Another Twitter user said: “Maybe this is just nuts to me but a man dressed as an old lady jumps out of a wheelchair and attempted to smash the bulletproof glass of the Mona Lisa. He said there was no benign Islamic State she could have been attempting to join, there was only the terrorist organisation. Think about it.

'Subsumed' Her lawyers had described the case against her as unique and unprecedented and said there was no evidence that she was a member. The defence said the prosecution did not show that Smith wanted to become a member of IS and was accepted by the organisation. That’s why I did it. It was not enough to say she had travelled to the Islamic State and had been "subsumed" into the organisation. Her defence lawyer said it was unknown in Irish law for a person to be convicted of an offence without being aware they were committing an offence. He said she went to Syria to be a dutiful wife and to create a home. Then proceeds to smear cake on the glass, and throws roses everywhere all before being tackled by security..

But Mr Justice Hunt said that there was no room for pleas of naivety or ignorance by the time she travelled to Syria. Her eyes were wide open, he said. The court will later decide on a sentence date and whether Smith will be remanded in custody or on bail.com/OFXdx9eWcM — Lukeee🧃 (@lukeXC2002) May 29, 2022 The Louvre declined to comment, but according to Le Parisien it has filed a legal complaint for “public defacement”. Related Topics .