Wednesday, August 12, 2020

British teacher convicted of trying to recruit children for an ISIS-inspired ‘army’

Must Read

Protests of Facebook post offensive to Muslims leave three dead in India

Three people have died and dozens were injured, including police officers, after violent protests erupted outside a police station in...

France sees spike in coronavirus cases, country going ‘wrong way,’ PM warns

A surge of coronavirus cases in France has Prime Minister Jean Castex warning that the country has been going...

Trump Takes a Stand on NFL Return: ‘If They Don’t Stand for the National Anthem, I Hope They Don’t Open’

President Donald Trump’s never been a fan of anthem kneeling. If the National Football League decides to fully support...

A British teacher was convicted Friday of trying to recruit students to carry out Islamic State-inspired attacks across London.  

Umar Haque, 25, was accused of radicalizing children at two schools and a mosque, making them re-enact deadly attacks on London and role-play attacks on police officers; he even exposed the children to gruesome videos of beheadings, Reuters reported.

Prosecutors said that Haque “was fascinated by the warped and extreme ideology of ISIS.”

Metropolitan Police Counterterrorism Cmdr. Dean Haydon said he planned to “created an army of children” that would help carry out attacks at “multiple sites using multiple weapons.”


“He tried and he did, we believe, radicalize vulnerable children from the ages of 11 to 14,” Haydon said.

Haque lacked qualifications for the academic positions, however police say he became employed under the guise of teaching Islamic studies, Reuters reported.

Despite saying he supported ISIS, Haque said he was never planning any attacks.

He and two other men convicted of helping him will be sentenced at a later date.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Source link

Latest News

Protests of Facebook post offensive to Muslims leave three dead in India

Three people have died and dozens were injured, including police officers, after violent protests erupted outside a police station in...

France sees spike in coronavirus cases, country going ‘wrong way,’ PM warns

A surge of coronavirus cases in France has Prime Minister Jean Castex warning that the country has been going the “wrong way” for two...

Trump Takes a Stand on NFL Return: ‘If They Don’t Stand for the National Anthem, I Hope They Don’t Open’

President Donald Trump’s never been a fan of anthem kneeling. If the National Football League decides to fully support the Black Lives Matter movement...

Iran Claims Arrest of CIA, Israeli Spies

Iranian authorities claimed on Tuesday that the regime's intelligence services had arrested five foreign spies alleged to be working for the American CIA and...

Chinese man’s big belly saves him from falling down well

Luckily, he’s got guts!An overweight Chinese man found his big belly to be a lifesaver — after it got wedged in a well and...

More Articles Like This

15585

Become a Patriot Join 72,558 Subscibers

Get an article like this twice a week.

15856