ISIS-inspired Muhammad Abid, 27, was given two council flats by Newham Council
A jihadi who plotted to bomb 30 landmarks acrossLondon had two council houses – one for himself and another for his wife.
Muhammad Abid was jailed alongside two other men over a plot to brainwash Muslim boys as young as 11.
The 27-year-old wanted to train youngsters to drive cars ‘like Mujahideen’ before arming them with weapons to carry out atrocities at targets including Big Ben, Heathrow Airport and Westfield shopping centre
Abid swindled his way to two council flats by claiming his wife needed her own because she ‘wanted her independence’.
He hired lawyers to demand a second taxpayer-funded home from Newham Council – and was eventually successful.
Abid also claimed benefits for being his wife Juwayriyah Noor’s carer, despite living apart from her in this East London tower block.
He told the council she was suffering ‘stress and depression’ and required full-time care.
However, he stayed holed up at his other flat 20 minutes drive away.
MPs have called for an investigation into how east London’s Newham Council was duped.
Former Secretary of State for International Development Priti Patel said: ‘The abuse of the housing register and benefits system is scandalous and questions must be asked as to how he cheated it.
‘At a time when there is a shortage of housing Newham should have been more vigilant and carried out more checks.’
After moving to London from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire Abid was given a one-bedroom flat in a tower block in Manor Park, east London. Pictured: The block believed to house Abid’s flat
The 27-year-old plotted to enlist child jihadis and attack 30 London landmarks. Pictured: His bedroom where he plotted attacks
Newham Council said today: ‘The council was not aware that they were a couple until after the husband’s arrest.
‘They have never been dealt with by our housing service as a couple.’
The father-of-three was born and raised in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire – the hometown of three of the four 7/7 bombers.
In 2010 he moved to London to work as an electrician and married Juwayriyah in 2012.
A year later he was given a one-bedroom flat in a tower block in Manor Park, east London.
However, his wife was also given a flat on the first floor of a building just four miles away in Canning Town.
Abid told jurors: ‘She wanted to maintain her independence from myself and, number two, because of her health conditions.’
Abid was given a one-bedroom flat in a tower block in Manor Park as well as a flat for his wife on the first floor of a building just four miles away in Canning Town
The youngsters, aged 11 to 14, were radicalised in this marquee next to a mosque in Barking
He also claimed he was forced to become her carer when she suffered post-natal depression.
Umar Haque showed beheading videos to children as young as 11 and made them reenact the Westminster terror attack in which a policeman was stabbed to death.
Haque had access to 250 children over four years while working at two Muslim secondary schools and teaching after-school classes at a madrasa attached to a mosque in Barking.
Police believe he tried to radicalise around 110 boys and girls.
He had disturbing conversations with fellow teachers Abuthaher Mamun, 19, and Muhammad Abid, 27 about radicalising pupils and carrying out attacks.
Haque is also said to have known London Bridge terrorist Khuram Butt who, with accomplices Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba, ploughed a white van into pedestrians before rampaging through Borough Market with knives last year.
The three men killed eight people and injured 48 before dying in a hail of police bullets.
Abid was jailed for four years and three months at the Old Bailey yesterday for failing to disclose information about terror plans hatched by co-defendant, Umar Haque.
Juwayriyah’s neighbors yesterday told The Sun it was an outrage she and Abid had been allowed a flat each.
Rukshana Begum, 37, said: ‘It’s a scam basically. We all want more space to live but we can’t just pick up the phone to the council and demand what we want. What checks did they make? I think the council should have been tougher.’
A third man, Abuthaher Mamun, 19, was handed 12 years for helping Haque prepare attacks.
A fourth man, Nadeem Patel, 26, was cleared of plotting with Haque and had previously admitted to having a gun.
Bookmaker Abuthaher Mamun, 19, was jailed for 12 years with a further year on extended licence.
Umar Haque: Who is the jihadi ringleader who tried to enlist children as ISIS fighters?
Umar Haque, 25, of Forest Gate, East London, made children aged between 11 and 14 act out battles between police and the ISIS fighters he idolised.
Haque drew up a list of targets in the capital including Heathrow Airport, Parliament, Big Ben and the Westfield shopping centre to terrorise innocents.
He also noted that gay clubs were ‘definitely’ among 30 targets and blasted ‘mass fornication and illicit behaviour’ when questioned by police.
But the hypocrite was also trawling the internet for transsexual prostitutes.
Haque taught pupils at the Ripple Road Mosque in Barking, where he made students ‘role play’ a battle between ISIS and UK police officers.
He had no formal qualifications yet was left free to teach up to 250 youngsters at two East London schools as well as the mosque over five years where tried to radicalise more than 100 of them.
The religious studies teacher showed youngsters beheading videos and warned them to keep quiet or else they would be tortured or murdered by ISIS.
As a result of being exposed to the extremist material, 35 are now receiving support amid radicalisation fears.