The son of a respected imam murdered by Islamic State supporters fears terrorist sympathisers are radicalising young people in Rochdale while posing as charity workers.
Saleh al-Arif spoke out after Mohammed Syeedy, 21, was jailed for 24 years for the murder of Jalal Uddin, 71, who was bludgeoned to death in a children’s playground in February.
Arif said: “I spoke to some members of the community. They are really worried about IS supporters. They believe there are a lot of supporters in the Bengali community. From the outside, it’s like they are doing something good, charitable work and other things.