Ex-jihadi says clerics are brainwashing young Muslims to build an Islamic state in BRITAIN
RADICAL Muslim clerics are brainwashing impressionable youngsters with their extreme views in a bid to build an Islamic state in Britain.
By TOM BATCHELOR
That is the chilling warning from a recruit to a feared terrorist organisation who explained how he was radicalised in the UK.
As a teenager, Adam Deen joined Al Muhajiroun, which threatens jihad on the West, lured by the “idea that every Muslim should want an Islamic state”.
He says the group, which has been linked to half of the terror attacks carried out or plotted in Britain, carefully tailored its message to have maximum impact on vulnerable youngsters.
The reformed jihadi, who now runs the outreach programme at Quilliam Foundation, told Express.co.uk: “They made Islam seem relevant.
“As a young Western Muslim, I was captivated.”
Attempting to explain his decision to join the radical Islamist group, he said: “I was in my teens, I wanted to learn about my faith and this group intrigued me and sparked my curiosity.
“They were young, I could relate to them and they spoke a language I could understand.
“They spoke of Islam in a way that made it come alive, presenting an intellectual version that was worlds away from the abstract and distant concepts I had previously been subjected to.”
The 7/7 attacks in London and the murder of fusilier Lee Rigby are among more than 20 planned terror attacks carried out by members of Al Muhajiroun in the UK.
Security expert Raffaello Pantucci, who has written a book on the subject, said the group were not just “outcasts or losers” but serious gangsters “who are good at drawing people in and giving them these very aggressive ideas”.
Michael Adebowale and Michael Adebolajo, who
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