In an ongoing trial at the Old Bailey in London, the court has heard that 40 year old Muslim preacher Kamran Sabir Hussain was heard telling children that joining ISIS and dying as a martyr was better than going to school.
To make matters worse, it has also been alleged that he posted online and told his followers to ‘die in your rage’ – these remarks are said to have accompanied his sermons where he has been accused of promoting terrorism.
He is currently denying six separate terrorism charges.
An imam who encouraged his congregation including children to join Islamic State told them martyrdom was better than school or college, a court heard yesterday.
Kamran Sabir Hussain, 40, was recorded by an undercover police officer delivering 17 sermons in a mosque aimed at recruiting members for IS, the Old Bailey was told.
On September 2 last year, he allegedly told nine children and 35 adults that martyrdom was the ‘supreme success’, greater than any other such as school or college.
Those who died ‘fighting for Allah’ had nothing to fear because they would be forgiven, he is claimed to have said. They would be martyrs in paradise hated by no one except ‘unbelievers’ and hypocrites.
In front of a congregation of ten to 15 children under the age of 15 and about 25 adults on August 19 last year, Hussain allegedly said the Government funded groups such as the English Defence League and Britain First to insult Muslims, attack them and put them down.
The report goes on to say that he constantly made the point that the ‘kuffars’ (this is a derogatory term that means ‘non-Muslim’ would eventually kill Muslims anyway, and he used this sentiment as a backdrop for many of his sermons of hate.
These sermons are said to have taken place in a converted high street shop Stoke-on-Trent.
While we applaud the hard work of the police and other services to bring this case to trial and uncover what had been going on, there will naturally now be concerns that this sort of behaviour is taking place elsewhere.
This case has also proved that the Internet is a tool that can be utilised by those who don’t want to take part in ‘face to face’ activities.
We also liked his feeble point about the English Defence League and Britain First being funded by the government to ‘insult Muslims.’
This is the sort of crackpot conspiracy theory that just makes the whole incident even more laughable!
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