Primary school took pupils to meet an ‘extremist’ imam at the mosque where Lee Rigby’s killers worshipped
- Kilmorie Primary School pupils from Lewisham, London, taken to mosque on trip
- They met ‘extreme’ imam Shakeel Begg who led sermons for Lee Rigby’s killers
- He praised the children, in year four, for their ‘keenness to learn about Islam’
- Visit described as ‘shocking and unacceptable’ by leading terrorism researcher
Primary school children were taken to meet an Islamic preacher described as ‘extremist’ at the mosque where Lee Rigby’s murderers worshipped.
The trip saw pupils from Kilmorie Primary School in Lewisham, London, meet controversial preacher Shakeel Begg, who the High Court said ‘promoted and encouraged religious violence’.
Students at the school, aged eight and nine, were taken to the Lewisham Islamic Centre to take part in a discussion with the imam.
The visit has sparked outrage from a Tom Wilson is a fellow at the Centre for the New Middle East at The Henry Jackson Society.
Photographs of the visit were posted to the mosque’s website which shows children sitting attentively on the floor as the imam addressed them.