Extremist students are sentenced The group have been sentenced by a court at the Old Bailey Four students and a schoolboy who planned to fight British soldiers and die as martyrs have been sentenced by a court at the Old Bailey. The judge said they were "intoxicated" by radical Islamist propaganda. Mohammed Irfan Raja, 19, received two years' youth detention while Aitzaz Zafar, 20, and Awaab Iqbal, 20, received three years' detention. Usman Ahmed Malik, 21, was sent to prison for three years and Akbar Butt, 20, was given 27 months' detention. They had all been found guilty of possessing material for terrorist purposes. According to the prosecution, the group were all planning to go to Pakistan for training before going to fight jihad. Recruitment The Bradford University students were arrested after schoolboy Mohammed Irfan Raja, of Ilford, east London, ran away from home in February last year. The trial at the Old Bailey heard that he left a note for his parents saying he was going to fight abroad and they would meet again in heaven. Raja had been recruited by the students on the internet - Zafar, of Rochdale, Lancashire, Malik and Iqbal, of Bradford, and Butt, of Southall, west London. Raja had exchanged radical Islamist propaganda materials with them before going to stay with them. But he returned home three days later after his parents begged him to come back.