A Sunday Times reporter spent two months as a recruit inside the Saviour Sect to reveal for the first time how the extremist group promotes hatred of ânon-believersâ? and encourages its followers to commit acts of violence including suicide bombings.
The reporter witnessed one of the sectâs leading figures, Sheikh Omar Brooks, telling a young audience, including children, that it was the duty of Muslims to be terrorists and boasting, just days before the July 7 attacks, that he wanted to die as a suicide bomber.
After the attacks that claimed 52 lives, another key figure, Zachariah, justified them by saying that the victims were not âinnocentâ? people because they did not abide by strict Islamic laws. In the immediate aftermath the sectâs leader, Omar Bakri Mohammed, said: âFor the past 48 hours Iâm very happy.â? Two weeks later he referred to the bombers as the âfantastic fourâ?.
Sickos. A bit like the blokes on Newsnight last week.