Judge: If Family Can’t Rein in Islamist Teen I Will

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A British judge was so concerned by the jihadi recruitment activities of a 17-year-old boy she told her court she would incarcerate him if his family can’t stop his extremism.

The youth from Ilford, just to the east of London, admitted to making CDs and flyers calling on people to “become martyrs for the sake of Allah.”

The materials the boy created were found in prayer rooms in the Royal London and University College hospitals.

Senior District Judge Emma Arbuthnot said:

“I’m going to need to know all I can about the family. If there’s no family stopping this from happening I’m going to lock him up, quite frankly.”

The boy was granted bail until sentencing on March 5 but had to agree to surrender his passport, live at home and make regular visits to a local police station.

Clarion’s new film, Jihad Generation, due out in the fall of 2018, examines the radicalization of children. You can watch a trailer here.



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