Tree-surgeon turned film-maker Robb Leech is an ordinary white middle-class boy from the Dorset seaside town of Weymouth. So too is his stepbrother Rich. But a little over a year ago Rich became a radical Islamist who now goes by the name of Salahuddin. He associates with jihadist fundamentalists and believes the UK should be ruled by Sharia law.
Filmed over 12 months, Robb Leech sets out to reconnect with his extremist stepbrother; to find clues to what led Rich to become Salahuddin. He talks about his relationship with Rich as they were growing up, including home footage.
Through this film, we get to see into a previously unseen world of radical Islamists living in Britain.
Taxpayers' £1,015 A Month For Muslim Fanatic's Designer Flat
|Muslim convert Salahuddin|
A MUSLIM convert who went on TV to spout venom at Britain is sponging off the country he hates - in a rent-free £300,000 luxury flat.
Richard Dart, 28, who now calls himself Salahuddin, showed contempt for his homeland in Monday's BBC documentary My Brother the Islamist.
He lives in a two-bedroomed apartment overlooking a picturesque canal in Mile End, East London.
|£300,000 luxury flat ... fanatic on his balcony|
Tower Hamlets Council began picking up the bill for Salahuddin's rent when he stopped working as a BBC security guard 18 months ago.
But he could only moan about his elegant flat when The Sun met him.
|'Rich' ... left, with stepbrother Robb|
He whined: "You don't have any privacy in a block like this. It's quite luxurious compared with other ones, but you're crammed in like sardines and I can hear my neighbour coming and going. I don't enjoy living among non-Muslims. Under Islam things would be much better. You could have a detached bungalow for each wife, maybe four bungalows if you had four wives. I have to live here - and it's very hard to have four wives."
|Des res ... block in East London|
The bearded fanatic - born in Weymouth, Dorset - uses the flat as a base from which to whip up support for an Islamic state. He provokes angry confrontations in the streets. Through a loud hailer, he recently branded soldiers returning from Afghanistan "murderers". He rants about how the UK should be run by strict Sharia law, under which thieves' hands are cut off and cheating women stoned to death.
Defending his scrounging, Salahuddin said: "If you offer me a job for £50,000-a-year and there's no loud music being played and naked women everywhere, I'm happy to take it."
The TV show featured Salahuddin's stepbrother Robb Leech telling how they grew up together, with "Rich" planning to be a builder before converting to Islam a year ago. One owner in the block of flats said: "I spent years saving to buy my home here. Now I have to live alongside a character like this. I'm shocked to find someone like that here - always slagging off the West. What a hypocrite."
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