Photos of items on an Islamic State fighter’s sprawling shopping list – which included solar-powered watches, insect repellent and a men’s shaver – were released Friday for the first time in the trial of his wife, accused of supporting the terrorist.
The luggage carrying the items was seized at Brisbane Airport in Australia in May 2014. Fatima Elomar, who was trying to escape the country to deliver the items to her Syria-based husband and his friend, also an ISIS militant, pleaded guilty last year to the attempted smuggling and faces up to 10 years in prison, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
The 31-year-old’s story of wanting to travel to Malaysia for a vacation with her four children, despite carrying bags full of men’s clothing, electronics and $10,000 cash, was quickly shot down by authorities. Both militants are now believed to have been killed in Syria, the newspaper reported.
A series of text messages between Fatima and her husband, Mohammed, revealed his longing in Syria for anti-dandruff shampoo, Adidas underwear and long sleeve shirts without buttons, among other items.
The wife bought the items on Ebay, leaving a paper trail, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
She appeared briefly in court Friday and faces another sentencing hearing in July.