‘Role models’: Teacher has students write fan mail to al Qaeda’s Syria fighter

‘Role models’: Teacher has students write fan mail to al Qaeda’s Syria fighter

Images posted on Twitter purport to show letters written by British school children praising Al Qaeda’s Syria affiliate the Nusra Front.

According to the research organizations Site Intelligence Group and the Middle East Media Research Institute, someone claiming to be a U.K.-based Koran teacher posted pictures on Twitter of the students’ letters heaping praise on the jihadists, referring to them as “heroes” and “role models.”

The British newspaper The Sun reported that the letters are believed to have been written at an after-school Koran class.

One child wrote to the fighters, “You will always be remembered in our hearts for your bravery when you stood up for Islam while the rest of us do not.”

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“I wish I could be there fighting for Islam,” the child added.

Another child referred to the jihadists as “diamonds among stones.”

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