March 31, 2018
This crime cannot go unpunished. This man is a dangerous individual and cannot be trusted.
Wait, you think I’m talking about the Islamic enrichment?
Stop being a racist. I’m talking about his steak knife.
We need stricter knife control.
A teacher who plotted to recruit an army of children for an ISIS-inspired terrorist campaign ranted about the end of “Western domination” as he was jailed for life today.
Umar Ahmed Haque, 25, picked out targets including Parliament, the City, London’s transport network, and Westfield in Stratford for armed attacks on innocent civilians, police, and embassy officials.
He tried to radicalise children to his cause by role-playing terrorist attacks during after-school classes at the Ripple Road mosque in Barking.
Haque had previously played ISIS propaganda videos to classes at the £3000-a-year Lantern of Knowledge Islamic School in Leyton, where he taught PE and Islamic Studies despite having no formal qualifications.
Police believe Haque may have had access to up to 250 pupils at two east London schools and the Ripple Road mosque over five years, as he became increasingly radicalised.
At the Old Bailey this afternoon, Mr Justice Haddon-Cave sentenced Haque to life in prison with a minimum term of 25 years, branding him a “dangerous liar” who was able to convert his young followers by being “intelligent, articulate, and persuasive, with an easy smile – he is narcissistic and clearly enjoys the power he wields over others.”
But the judge told him: “You have violated the Koran and Islam by your actions, as well as the law of all civilised people. It is to be hoped that you will come to realise this one day.”