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Islamic Hate Cleric Praises Woolwich Barbarism

May 24, 2013

Kim Sengupta

One of the suspected killers in the horrific Woolwich attack had listened to the preachings of a radical Muslim cleric banned from Britain over extremist activities, including alleged links to al- Qaida, it has emerged.

Cleric Omar Bakri Mohammed has been secretly filmed stating decapitation of the enemies of Islam is permitted.

Bakri Mohammed, who now lives in Lebanon, said last night: "I saw the film and we could see that he [the suspect] was being very courageous. Under Islam this can be justified, the attacker was not targeting civilians, he was taking on a military man in an operation.

To people around here [in the Middle East] he is a hero for what he has done."

Originally published by BY KIM SENGUPTA.

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Source: Copyright Belfast Telegraph 2013

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