Saturday, March 03, 2018

Teacher tried to create 'army of children' to launch terror attacks in London

via Reuters.
Umar Haque, 25, showed the children beheading videos and other violent militant propaganda, forced them to re-enact deadly attacks on the British capital and made them role-play attacking police officers.

“His plan was to create an army of children to assist with multiple terrorist attacks throughout London,” said Dean Haydon, head of the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command.“He tried and he did, we believe, radicalize vulnerable children from the ages of 11 to 14.”

Despite having no qualifications and being employed as an administrator, police say Haque used the guise of teaching Islamic studies to groom 110 children into becoming militants at the Lantern of Knowledge, a small private Islamic school, and at a madrassa connected to the Ripple Road Mosque in east London.

Of those children, 35 are now undergoing long-term safeguarding measures involving social services and other authorities. Six of the group gave evidence at Haque’s trial, detailing how he taught them fighting was good and had given them training such as doing push-ups to build their strength.
Story here. 

My pet theory was that defeating ISIS in Syria would end or at least limit future terror attacks.

I was wrong.

Europe, especially the UK, Sweden, Germany and a few others appear to be facing at least a couple of generations of radicals in their midsts.

This bears watching but these kids have been indoctrinated.  It will take serious work to get them back right...and the terrible thing is you'll never know if it worked.

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