Tuesday, January 12, 2010

UK to ban Islamist group

The British government plans to ban an Islamist group, Islam4UK, starting on January 14. The decision will allow the government to arrest people who meet in the group's name and to seize its assets. The action came in response to public outrage after the group organized a protest march through Wootton Bassett, a town known for honoring British soldiers killed in Afghanistan.

Omar Bakri Mohammed claims that the ban could push group members toward violence. Referred to as the 'spiritual leader' of Islam4UK, he is a thug who now resides in Lebanon after being deported from the UK in 2005.

Islam4UK will likely be reincarnated under a new name; it is itself the reincarnation of Al-Muhajiroun, a group linked to several terror suspects and that allegedly recruited British Muslims to fight in Afghanistan and Chechnya. But at least the British government is responding to public opinion. (Thanks to CNS News.)

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