A special needs primary school teacher in the UK has been suspended after she allegedly urged Muslims to partake in jihad.
Yahoo News reports that 36-year-old Sadia Malik is accused of sending two messages via WhatsApp to four videos and a website linked to banned British-born hate preacher Omar Bakri Mohammed.
Malik and her husband Sajid Idris were charged with two counts of distributing terrorist material on January 28, 2014.
A court heard yesterday that Malik had links to the banned Al-Muhajiroun group, through her husband that had been set up set up by the infamous cleric Anjem Choudary.
The prosecution explained how the defendant had sent messages with links to videos to 12 individuals through WhatsApp.
“These contained links to sites and a YouTube channel which contained extremist material, including several videos,” Samuel Main said. “One video called for Muslims to challenge the values created by society through Jihad. It also encourage viewers to fight against the kuffar regime.”
“Another was titled ‘Rules Relating to Smiling’ and stated that even after death from being decapitated the martyr will still have a smile on his face. Another by video entitled ‘Tawheed’ talked about the global Muslim population being under one caliph and creating a military wing to ensure the implementation of Sharia law,” Main added.
“The Crown say the important thing is that Ms Malik distributed these videos, she furnished receivers with the keys to the warehouse to access these videos,” Main explained. “In addition there was one called Frontier of Islam which suggested all Muslims should sacrifice all their health and wealth for the service of their creed.”
Deputy Chief Magistrate Tanvir Ikram released Malik with one condition being not to give talks at any public event where Islam is being discussed.
At one point she was also prevented from attending marches or demonstrations at Islamic events, however the condition was lifted as Ikram said this would infringe on her rights.
She will next appear in court on September 21.