Four children in Britain reported their parents for allegedly supporting Islamic State and forcing them to watch beheading videos.
The siblings, aged 10, 14, 16, and 18, have been taken into care in Britain after the eldest contacted child helpline and raised the alarm.
She claimed they were “kept at home, did not attend school and were kept socially isolated, only being allowed out once in every three weeks”, The Times reports. The youngest child, who has learning difficulties, was left so traumatized by the alleged “physical and emotional abuse” he is now unable to speak, according to High Court papers. The court also heard how the children had complained their parents, of Somali origin but from the Midlands, expressed anti-Semitic, anti-British, homophobic and anti-white views.
They also claimed their parents had tried brainwashing them with extremist videos — including one showing a rotting corpse. The parents, whose names cannot be reported for legal reasons, have denied the allegations.
All four children had now been removed from the family home and were in local authority care pending decisions about long-term living arrangements.