Friday in the U.K., 25-year-old Umar Haque was found guilty of trying to turn more than 100 children, ages 11 to 14, into Islamic State militants primed to launch attacks around London. He dreamed of using his young pawns to attack shopping centers, banks, media outlets, Big Ben and more.
This is evil incarnate. It is motivated by a radical reading of Islamic texts. We cannot wish it away.