An Italian court has ruled that the deportation of a Senegalese imam who expressed his admiration for Osama Bin Laden was unlawful.
Mamour Fall was deported a year ago after predicting Italian soldiers would be targets weeks before an Iraq attack.
But a regional court in Lazio ruled the imam was wrongly expelled as such statements were merely personal views.
Italy’s interior minister says the government still feel Mr Mamour poses a significant security threat.
He said he did not intend to change, “even a comma in my report… about the danger of the so-called imam of Carmagnola,” Reuters news agency reports.