Private Islamic School Allowed Teacher To Show Children Pro-ISIS Videos

Published on 25 August 2020 by BrickTop

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Jihadi showed ISIS videos to students at Islamic school, recruited for jihad, school let off with warning.

Umar Ahmed Haque

A charity watchdog has warned a London Islamic private school after it allowed a teacher to show children a pro-ISIS videos.

Umar Ahmed Haque, 25, an Islamic studies teacher at the Lantern of Knowledge Muslim Boys School in Leyton, east London, between 2015 and 2016 was charged with disseminating terrorist material to children.

Haque was jailed in March 2018 for life with a minimum term of 25 years after an Old Bailey jury heard he had trained a ‘mini militia’ of children for terrorist attacks.

The charity that runs the school has now been given an official warning by the Charity Commission (CC), while the trustees have been found responsible for mismanagement and misconduct.

The CC’s report into the charity states: ‘The public rightly expect charities, particularly those working with children and young people, to be safe places, free from abuse or harm.

‘In light of individual A’s (Haque’s) actions, this was not the case within this charity.’ 

Hague’s conviction in 2018 was for a number of terrorism offences unrelated to the charity, but Haque did admit playing IS films to pupils at the Lantern of Knowledge fee-paying school in Leyton where he had worked.