[Ed. – How many other places is this going on?]
A self-styled “teacher” and Islamic State supporter has been jailed for trying to radicalise Muslim boys as young as 11 in a London mosque, encouraging them to attack landmarks including Big Ben.
Umar Haque, 25, was this week sent down for 25 years after plotting to use firearms and a car packed with explosives to strike 30 high-profile targets including Heathrow Airport, the Queen’s Guard, Shia Muslim mosques, and the headquarters of right-wing groups. …
Mr. Haque recruited at the Ripple Road mosque in Barking, where he also attempted to brainwash 16 Muslim youngsters. He described them as his “mini militia” and some were left “traumatised” by Islamic State propaganda, police said. …
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According to the Newham Recorder, one of the youngsters later told police: “Umar has been teaching us how to fight, do push-ups, given strength and within six years he was planning to do a big attack on London.
“He wants a group of 300 men. He’s training us now so by the time I’m in Year 10 [aged 14-15] we will be physically strong enough to fight.”