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UK man convicted of plan to use children in terror plot

A London man was convicted Friday of trying to recruit children to carry out Islamic State group-inspired attacks across the British capital.

Prosecutors said 25-year-old Umar Haque "was fascinated by the warped and extreme ideology" of IS and identified multiple attack targets, including Big Ben, Heathrow Airport, banks and shopping centers.

Haque also was accused of radicalizing children at a mosque and two schools, getting them to act out scenarios and showing them beheading videos.

Metropolitan Police counterterrorism commander Dean Haydon said "his aim was to create an army of children" to help carry out attacks at "multiple sites...