Two young children were taken from their ‘jihadi’ mother as they returned from the Middle East amid concern they were being brainwashed into Islamic extremism.
The youngsters were taken into police protection at Luton airport last week after travelling to the UK from Istanbul with their 25-year-old mother.
It is understood to be the first case in which authorities have seized children from their parents over fears they were being radicalised.
Meanwhile nurseries are being urged to screen toddlers who display fanatical views.
Home Office guidance has been issued to teachers to who are expected ‘to have the training they need to identify children at risk of radicalisation’.
On New Year’s Eve, two children, believed to be under 10, were taken from their mother as she was arrested at Luton airport on suspicion of terrorism offences.