Teachers, accountants, supermarket workers, businessmen, and a vicar’s son – these are the faces of one of Britain’s biggest jihadist networks uncovered in the Black Country.
And today the Express & Star can lift the lid on the true scale of a wave of Islamic extremism in support of the bloodthirsty and barbaric Islamic State that swept Walsall.
In the summer of 2014, the proscribed terrorist organisation ISIS, under the leadership of former al-Qaeda commander Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, established the so-called Islamic State and declared a ‘worldwide caliphate’ in parts of Syria and northern Iraq under its control.
In doing so the fundamentalist group would say it placed a global obligation on Muslims to migrate from the lands of non-believers, the ‘kuffar’, to the captured territory in Syria and Iraq governed under strict Islamic Sharia law.
The extremists came to prominence after videos…
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