Omar Bakri of Britain’s radical Al-Muhajiroun, whom I profile in Onward Muslim Soldiers (detailing there his support for violent jihad and suicide bombing), is at it again. From the British Sun tabloid, :
A FANATICAL pal of evil cleric Abu Hamza had told British children as young as ten they must “kill and be killed” for Islam.
Muslim extremist Omar Bakri “” speaking in London’s East End “” said suicide bombers were assured a place in paradise.
Bakri described such bombings as “self-sacrifice operations”.
An example would be to crash a plane on to 10 Downing Street or the White House, he told a cheering audience of Muslims, including around ten young children.
In one outburst he raged: “You must fight for the way of Allah, for the sake of Allah, to kill first and to be killed.”
Bakri, 44, who has been nicknamed the Tottenham Ayatollah, preached his sick gospel of terrorism at a hall in Bethnal Green.
The full rant was captured by BBC reporter Paul Kenyon “” who said: “There’s no doubt he was talking about what it takes to be a suicide bomber.”
The Syrian-born cleric read out a list where terrorist atrocities had been carried out “” New York’s Twin Towers, the bombing of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, the Bali blast, and the bomb attack on the destroyer USS Cole in Yemen.
And he praised the September 11 bombers as the “Glorious 19 hijackers”.
Bakri “” who runs a group dedicated to creating an Islamic state in Britain “” is a pal of Hamza, who is facing deportation for preaching hate.
Last night outraged Tory MP Patrick Mercer declared: “Omar Bakri should be locked up. He’s encouraging others to commit crimes in this country and other countries.
“It’s absolutely astounding that these things are being said inside Great Britain today. He’s clearly breaking the law. I”m sure he could probably be accused of treason.
“The fact there are ten-year-olds in the audience, who are vulnerable and highly persuasive, is very worrying”.
Journalist Kenyon, 37, added: “The sense of it was that you must prepare yourselves for glorious deaths as martyrs and that they had a duty to become martyrs if called upon.
“He’s clearly giving them advice on what to do and to have their affairs tidied up before they go. It made my skin crawl.”