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Leaflets Promoting ISIS Handed Out In West End

13th Wednesday August 2014

Leaflets that reportedly encourage support for the terrorist group ISIS have been handed out in London’s West End.

Picture: @jalalmaqdisi

Picture: @jalalmaqdisi

The leaflets, which reportedly contain propaganda for the Islamic State (the terrorist group also known as ISIS), were handed out on Oxford Street on Tuesday night.

The pamphlets encourage Muslims to support the terrorist group that is carrying out a murderous campaign across Iraq and Syria with the goal of establishing a new caliphate in the Middle East.

Early reports say that the men handing out the leaflets were from Luton and students of banned cleric Omar Bakri and preacher Anjem Choudary.

Pictures of the group were posted on Twitter by a British Muslim girl who claims she was “racially abused” when she challenged the men. She posted on Twitter “Promoting death of innocent people, telling me to die because of my faith and race and insulting me is not Islamic behaviour.”

Speaking to Julia Hartley-Brewer on LBC this afternoon, Haras Rafiq of the anti-extremist Quilliam Foundation said: “It only took three people to cause 7/7, it only took two people to kill drummer Lee Rigby. It doesn’t take many people. For far too long we haven’t done, as a society, enough to tackle this.”

Police are currently investigating the incident and whether the leaflets are in breach of anti-terrorism laws.