An unqualified teacher has been convicted of trying to recruit an “army of children” to launch a series of Isis-inspired attacks on dozens of targets across London.
Umar Haque brainwashed young pupils he taught at an Islamic school and mosque and made them act out atrocities.
The 25-year-old was still ranting about the self-proclaimed Islamic State as he was dragged from the dock after being convicted of preparing acts of terrorism.
Emma Webb, a research fellow at the Henry Jackson Society’s Centre for the Response to Radicalisation and Terrorism, said the case was a “stark reminder” over protection in schools.
“Despite much good work being done, schools continue to host or work with extremist individuals and stock extremist literature,” she added.
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