- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 5, 2015

A British chemistry teacher was sentenced to a minimum of four years in prison on two counts of preparing to engage in terrorism on Thursday.

Jamshed Javeed, 30, tried to leave Manchester in 2013 to join the Islamic State group. A Woolwich Crown Court ruled that he was “determined to wage jihad,” BBC reported Thursday.

On Wednesday, the court also heard that he helped his younger brother Mohammed and two other men join the Sunni radical terror group, The Daily Mail reported. Other members of Javeed’s family — including his wife — pleaded with him not follow through with his plans.

Prior to his attempts to join the Islamic State, Javeed taught 11- to 16-year-olds at a local high school, The Daily Mail reported.

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