Imaan graduated from Homerton College in 2013.Anders Sandberg

A Cambridge graduate has disappeared after her husband allegedly joined ISIS in Syria. Iimaan Ismail, 22, graduated from Homerton College last year with a 2:1 studing Politics, Psychology and Sociology (PPS). She then became an English teacher at Chorlton High School in Manchester. She obtained two A*s and an A in her A-levels at Xaverian College, also in Manchester.

She was arrested after her husband, Nur Hassan, fled to Syria, allegedly to fight with the terrorist group ISIS, but has since vanished after her release. Greater Manchester Police did not confirm if any charges had been brought against her.

Ismail was described by police sources as having a “wilful blindness” over her husband’s extremist ideology.

During her time at Cambridge she was head of the Access Committee for Cambridge University Islamic Society and later became Vice-President of the society. The currect iSoc committee said that they were “concerned for her wellbeing but have no further information on her current whereabouts”.

In a piece for the CUSU Access Blog in 2011, Ismail wrote that “Muslims and Cambridge are extremely compatible”.

Her Facebook cover picture is currently a picture of the Cambridge Botanic gardens, with the comment: “I miss Cambridge, guys! Never thought I’d hear myself say that lol”. In an article for The Tab, Ismail wrote that the stereotype of a rich, white, Oxbridge student is an “unfortunately fair representation of reality,”. Ismail also worked at weekends for Waterstones, winning the part-time Bookseller of the Year award in 2010 and becoming a prolific online book reviewer. She gave Stephenie Meyer’s vampire romance novel Twilight five stars and claimed that she had read the entire saga in five days. Louis Degenhardt, who went to sixth form with Ismail and also studied Politics at Cambridge, told Varsity: “I think a lot of people will struggle to believe this. Iimaan was extremely friendly and popular at college.”

The Principal of Homerton College, Professor Geoff Ward, said the College was “concerned”, but had “no information to contribute that might shed light on the matter”.

Her husband will be extradited to his native Finland if he attempts to return to England.

Hassan was mentioned in a Woolwich Crown Court case earlier this week after another Manchester-based teacher, Jamshed Javeed, confessed that he had intended to travel to Syria with Hassan, but was prevented when his family confiscated his passport.

This article was updated on 30th October to include comments from Cambridge University Islamic Society and Homerton College.