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April 16, 2017

Primary school took pupils to meet an ‘extremist’ imam at the mosque where Lee Rigby’s killers worshipped

Tom Wilson

This article originally appeared in The Mail Online

Primary school children were taken to meet an Islamic preacher described as ‘extremist’ at the mosque where Lee Rigby’s murderers worshipped.

The trip saw pupils from Kilmorie Primary School in Lewisham, London, meet controversial preacher Shakeel Begg, who the High Court said ‘promoted and encouraged religious violence’.

[Tom] Wilson has said the trip was unacceptable and the school had a duty of care to protect children.

Speaking to The Telegraph, he said: ‘It is shocking and frankly unacceptable that any school should be arranging visits with anyone associated with extremism.

‘If this is happening then there is a duty of care that is being woefully neglected.’

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