UK Muslims grooming kids to be fanaticsOctober 9th, 2008 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.9 (ANI): Muslim extremists are reportedly grooming kids as young as eight years to spread hate in schools, a report says. The fanatics are using youngsters to hand out leaflets preaching violence to their classmates.
The alert was raised after teachers caught a pupil hailing the 7/7 London bombers as martyrs in a playground.
Other kids have had material inciting holy war or attacks on other ethnic communities.
The dangerous propaganda circulating in class was revealed as ministers launched a five million pound blitz on school gate extremism.
Schools Secretary Ed Balls unveiled new guidelines in response to growing calls from head teachers for support. He wants teachers to talk more openly in lessons about extremism so fanatics are challenged.
Every school must name a teacher to whom pupils can report worries about pupils or outsiders stirring up hate.
The launch came after Britains youngest terrorist was jailed for two years. Hammaad Munshi, 18, was 15 when recruited into a worldwide conspiracy to kill non-Muslims. (ANI)
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