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Police officer calls in fake ISIS terror threat because he was not appointed as head of Islamic community group

By Mason White 6:00 PM May 3, 2016
Amar Tasaddiq Hussain (left) Adil Bashir (center)
Muhammad Ali Sheikh (right) 

By: Wayne Morin
A police officer was arrested on a charge of perverting the course of justice of calling in a fake ISIS kidnap threat in order to take revenge against an Islamic community group, police in the United Kingdom said.

Now, 29-year-old Amar Tasaddiq Hussain of West Midlands, has been found guilty of two counts of perverting the course of justice.

Two other men, 26-year-old Adil Bashir and 31-year-old Muhammad Ali Sheikh, have also been convicted of perverting the course of justice in connection with the fake ISIS kidnap plot.

According to the police, Hussain called 999 and told a dispatcher that ISIS terrorists are planning to kidnap a police officer.

Following the threat, two anonymous calls came into 999, claiming that a sham marriage was taking place in a facility by the Dawat-e-Islami, which is a peaceful Islamic faith group.

Investigators believe that the calls were an attempt to discredit the Dawat-e-Islami group after they failed to appoint Hussain as the leader.