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A "dangerous liar" who trained an "army of children" for terrorist attacks in London has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 25 years. Umar Ahmed Haque, 25, planned to use guns and a car bomb to hit 30 targets including Big Ben in London. The religious teacher showed Islamic State propaganda to 16 children at the Ripple Road mosque in Barking, London, the Old Bailey heard. Mr Justice Haddon-Cave said he was a "very real" threat. He said the worst part was the deliberate and sustained grooming of children to join a "mini militia", unbeknownst to their parents who had paid for after-school classes at the mosque. One of the children 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."
originally posted by: zGrimReapah
Everyone should have the right to practice religion, but there is a difference between having your own belief sets and teaching your beliefs to children.
originally posted by: djz3ro
originally posted by: Dem0nc1eaner
I had to check, double-check and triple-check, but yes.....
That man's first name actually is Fundraiser...
I never thought it as a name, I assumed he was a Fundraiser for the mosque
originally posted by: noonebutme
a reply to: starwarsisreal
Ive seen that and it's all well and good. But I would expect things from the Muslim community when it happens. It would be a far more powerful statement if after mainstream events like this OP has stated, the muslim community categorically agreed and condemned them.
but they don't. Only only ever when pushed. Strange...
originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
You mean like when a Catholic priest Is caught fondling kiddies and the Catholic community categorically all come out and condemn the behavior?
Going by that logic all Catholics must be wannabe kiddie fondlers... Right?