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'Assad's Dialogues' a poster from the anonymous Syrian artists' collective featured in Syria Speaks: Art and Culture from the FrontlineSyria Speaks: Art and Culture from the Frontline

These are images from the art book that prompted the detention of a woman returning from her honeymoon after staff on a Thomson flight alerted authorities.

British Muslim Faizah Shaheen, who works in terror prevention, was detained when the flight from Turkey to Doncaster landed and held under the terrorism act.

Shaheen had been reading a book on Syrian art during her outbound flight to Turkey, and after cabin crew reported the 'suspicious' behaviour, her name was flagged on re-entering the UK two weeks later at the end of her honeymoon.

She was questioned for 15 minutes as her flight landed on 25 July after she was spotted reading Syria Speaks: Art and Culture from the Frontline which features work from Syrian artists.

It is Shaheen's job to prevent teenagers in the UK from becoming radicalised by terrorists, and she told the Independent: "I was asked what I do. I told them I work as a child and adolescent mental health services practitioner for the NHS.

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The front cover of the bookSyria Speaks: Art and Culture from the Frontline

"Ironically, a part of my job role is working on anti-radicalisation and assessing vulnerable young people with mental health problems are at risk of being radicalised. I said that to the police. I'm actually part of trying to fight radicalisation and breaking the stereotypes."

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Untitled, 2012, 60 x 60cm, digital print by Sulafa Hijazi in Syria Speaks: Art and Culture from the FrontlineSulafa Hijazi in Syria Speaks: Art and Culture from the Frontline

The book Shaheen was reading featured art including road signs about turmoil, images of young political prisoners and a critique of weapons used in the fighting.

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The Comb, 2011, 50x40cm ink on paper by Khalil Younes featured in Syria Speaks: Art and Culture from the FrontlineKhalil Younes in Syria Speaks: Art and Culture from the Frontline

Shaheen is intending to make an official complaint to the airline following her experience.

Thomson Airways said in a statement: "Our crew undergo general safety and security awareness training on a regular basis. As part of this they are encouraged to be vigilant and share any information or questions with the relevant authorities.

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Our Saigon Execution, 2011,40x30cm ink on paper, by Khalil Younes, featured in Syria Speaks: Art and Culture from the FrontlineKhalil Younes in Syria Speaks: Art and Culture from the Frontline

"We appreciate that in this instance Ms Shaheen may have felt that overcaution had been exercised. However, like all airlines, our crew are trained to report any concerns they may have as a precaution."

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