A Cambridge graduate who loves the Twilight saga has vanished after her jihadi husband was banned from returning to Britain for joining ISIS.
English teacher Iimaan Ismail, 22, was arrested after her husband Nur Hassan fled to Syria to fight with extremists but she has not been seen since her release.
Ms Ismail, who studied Politics, Psychology and Sociology at Cambridge after achieving two A* and one A at A-Level, allegedly hid her husband’s disappearance for six months.
She had been teaching English at Chorlton High School in Manchester but quit and has not been seen since.
A police source also said that the bright young Briton showed ‘wilful blindness’ over who husband’s extremist ideology, which she also kept from his family.
Nur Hassan’s decision to flee Britain to fight for ISIS was only revealed when he sent a message to his brother Nasib, 15, a keen footballer who had played for Manchester United’s academy sides.
Nur’s father Idris, 50, who fled Somalia and came to Britain via Finland in 2005 has pledged to ‘kill’ the people who radicalised his son.
But despite marrying an extremist, the Oxbridge graduate worked at weekends and holidays for Waterstones in its teenage fiction department, winning part-time Bookseller of the Year in 2010.
A keen online reviewer of books, she revealed in her five-star review of the first Twilight book that she read the whole saga in just five days.
She said she ‘drove my family and friends up the wall’ such was her obsession and said lovers ‘Bella and Edward’s journey is fascinating and unforgettable’.
Star pupil: Iimaan Ismail, 22, is believed to have studied at Homerton College in Cambridge, having gained A*s and As at A-Level
Social media: Ms Ismael says on her Facebook account she is married to terror suspect Nur Hassan, but has not posted anything since July
Bookworm: The Cambridge graduate won Waterstones’ part-time bookseller of the year award in 2010 and wa a keen reviewer of books online, including this expressing her love for the Twilight saga
Her Facebook profile also reveals she is a fan of hit TV shows Criminal Minds and Come Dine With Me and her favourite restaurant is a Manchester burger bar.
In court: Jamshed Javeed admitted two terror charges this week and had intended to travel to Syria with Nur Hassan but his family confiscated his passport and belongings
Her Twitter account reveals how she kept in touch with friends from home and Cambridge, discussing films like Titanic.
But she also was in a relationship with Nur Hassan, who was from the same part of central Manchester as her.
Her husband, who will be extradited to his native Finland if he tries to get back to Britain, was mentioned in a terror case at Woolwich Crown Court this week.
Manchester Science teacher Jamshed Javeed admitted he had intended to travel to Syria with Nur Hassan but his family confiscated his passport and belongings.
The court heard: ‘He was unable to travel with Nur Hassan because his family had taken and hidden his passport.’
Yesterday it emerged a young mother who loved the TV show The Only Way is Essex has run away to Syria with her baby son after becoming obsessed with extremist propaganda she found online.
Tareena Shakil, 25 – a one-time Spice Girls fan, school prefect and Girl Guide – was so fascinated with the ITV reality show that she travelled 150 miles to buy clothes at a shop run by one of its stars.
Yesterday her parents said she was wearing items she bought there when she set off for Syria, lying to her family that she was taking her 14-month-old son on holiday to Spain.
In terrifying messages home, she told them ‘so many people died’ when they ‘got shot at the border’ but that she and her son Zaheem made it because she ‘ran across’