The leaflets were handed out on Oxford Street in London's West End
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Extremist group leaflets handed out in London's West End

Scotland Yard is examining whether leaflets that were handed out in the West End encouraging British Muslims to join an extremist group are in breach of anti-terror laws.

The leaflets are believed to have been distributed by radical students looking to gain support for the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS, which is fighting a brutal war to control areas of Syria and Iraq.

BBC London's Rebecca Williams spoke to Farah Souhail who fled Iraq, Ghaffar Hussain from the Quilliam Foundation and radical cleric Anjem Choudary.

  • 13 Aug 2014
  • From the section London