Primary school teacher 'urged Muslims to take up Jihad and establish global caliphate’

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer
Sadia Malik appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court today (Rex)

A special needs primary school teacher has been suspended for allegedly encouraging Muslims to sacrifice all their money to help establish a worldwide Islamic Caliphate.

Prosecutors say that Sadia Malik, 36, promoted Islamic hate groups and urged Muslims to take up Jihad.

The special education needs coordinator from Wales, is accused of sending two messages via WhatsApp with YouTube links to four videos and a website linked to banned British-born hate preacher Omar Bakri Mohammed.

One video described tactics for fighting in Syria and Iraq and another described how martyrs would still be smiling even if they had been decapitated.

She was arrested along with her husband Sajid Idris, and charged with two counts of distributing terrorist material on January 28, 2014.

She appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today and sat outside the dock wearing a dark blue hijab and black burkha, where she spoke only to confirm her name, date of birth and address.

The court heard Malik also had links to the banned Al-Muhajiroun group, through her husband, set up by jailed hate-cleric, Anjem Choudary.

Samuel Main, prosecuting, said: “The Crown say the defendant sent messages with links to videos to 12 recipients via WhatsApp.

The special needs teacher is accused of sharing a website linked to hate preacher Omar Bakri Mohammed (Rex)

“These contained links to sites and a YouTube channel which contained extremist material, including several videos.

“One video called for Muslims to challenge the values created by society through Jihad.

“It also encourage viewers to fight against the kuffar regime.

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“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.

“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.

Malik is also accused of having links to the banned Al-Muhajiroun group that was set up by Anjem Choudary (Rex)

“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.

“A ‘War Strategies’ video gave details of how tactics could be implemented in places such as Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria.”

Deputy Chief Magistrate Tanvir Ikram released Malik on conditional bail.

One condition of her bail was not to give talks at any public event where Islam is being discussed or to distribute leaflets.

Initially Malik was also prevented from going to marches or demonstrations at Islamic events but Mr Ikram said this would infringe on her human rights so lifted the condition.

Malik was said to be present at a meeting organised by the Supporters of Tawheed group in January.

The teacher was named a “key subject of interest” by police as her extremist husband was the head of the group and former spokesman for the banned organisation Islamic Path.

On its website, the Supporters of Tawheed claim: “It is only a matter of time until Islam will prevail in the whole world and this is something that we believe in and are striving to see.”

Malik, of Grangetown, Cardiff, next appear at the Old Bailey on September 21.

Her case will be joined with her husband, Idris, who is charged with four counts of disseminating extremist material and appeared in court last month.