The 4 people are:
- Sally-Anne Jones
- Aqsa Mahmood
- Omar Hussain (aka. Abu al-Britani)
- Nasser Muthana
Jones is said to be listed for using Twitter to recruit women for ISIS, giving advice on how to reach Syria, and inciting bomb attacks in the UK. Mahmood, described as a key member of the all-female ISIS al-Khanssaa brigade, is also listed for recruiting online and inciting attacks in Europe. Hussain has encouraged women and children to travel to Syria using social media, and said that he would only return to the UK to carry out a bomb attack. Muthana is believed to have appeared in ISIS propaganda videos.
This is the first time since 2006, when a member of al-Qaeda was listed, that the UK has requested the UN sanction its own nationals in this way. Speaking on Monday, a spokesman for Prime Minister Cameron said that the listings send “a clear deterrent message to those thinking of going to fight for ISIL”, and added that “we will continue to consider whether more individuals should be subjected to the sanctions”.