Barking, East London, patriotic crowds gather as a regiment of soldiers from the 1st Battalion of Royal Anglians return home from Afghanistan. The author of the documentary, Robb Leech, is there to see a soldier too.
But he's not in the British Army. In fact he really hates the Army. He hates freedom and democracy. He thinks women should be covered up in public and that they should be stoned to death for adultery.
But this man isn't a radical militant from the mountains of Afghanistan. He's no ordinary Muslim. He's a white, middle class, 27 year old from the seaside town in Dorset. He's also Robb's stepbrother.
Rich and Robb are both from Weymouth. They were born and raised there... in a typical seaside town. Rich left for London and didn't come back. Robb stayed, preferring being on the beach. Just a while ago, Robb could have never imagined how their lives would take such different paths.
Rich is supporting the concept of Jihad, as a part of being a Muslim. He fully submits to the one who created him. He says that if you got the full fate you're obviously prepared to give up your life and do whatever else in order to prepare for the judgment day. Rich changed his name to Salahuddin, although Robb have always known him as Richard.
Robb's dad married Rich's mom in 1992 and they were close while growing up. Rich being older than Robb, he looked up to him, but after his move they grew apart. Their family holiday to Cyprus in 2008 was the last time he saw Richard. They shared a room and talked late into the night about God and the Universe. He was clearly looking for something and a year later he'd found it.
Robb came across an article about radical Islamist, Anjem Choudary, someone who believed in imposing a worldwide Islamic state and dubbed as the most dangerous man in Britain. Four paragraphs down was Richard's name and the name of their hometown Weymouth. He'd become one of the Choudary's newest converts. Rich talked about his willingness to fight and die for his beliefs, his hatred of the West and his desire to impose Sharia Law and make Britain an Islamic state.
Even now their family is still struggling to come to terms with it all, and that's why Robb made this film, to help them understand. So why didn't Rich just become an ordinary Muslim? Why he has turned his back on the world he grew up in? Will Robb ever reconnect with his extremist stepbrother?Directed by: Robb Leech