At last we hear from the notorious Sheikh Omar Bakri, who has preached jihad and blood in England for quite some time now — as we have abundantly documented here. A few months ago Bakri and I were interviewed together on a BBC radio show, and he was quite forthright about his desire to institute Sharia — including the dhimma — in Britain. This is, in other words, a Muslim spokesman who is much more forthright and honest than most. And that casts a rather ominous shadow over these latest announcements from him.
From the TimesOnline, with thanks to Sr. Soph:
THE radical cleric Omar Bakri Mohammed defied the Government’s clampdown on extremism yesterday by warning on a new website that the July 7 bombings “are not the first and will not be the last”.
As Charles Clarke, the Home Secretary, declared that hardline preachers such as Bakri Mohammed, Abu Qatada and Yusuf al-Qaradawi could be deported or excluded from Britain, the site blamed the Government, the British people and moderate Muslims for the atrocities.
The site carried a picture of the wreckage of the No 30 bus in Tavistock Square and condemned the fatwa against suicide bombs signed by 500 imams as “clear blasphemy against Islam”.
It attributed the bombings to al-Qaeda and said that the British people should accept Osama bin Laden’s truce offer “otherwise you will have nobody to blame but yourself for what has and will most probably happen again”.
Websites run by Bakri Mohammed’s followers are monitored and regularly taken down by the authorities but al-Ghurabaa (the strangers) was still online last night.
It was also promoted in an internet chatroom where extremists glorified the London bombs and praised Bakri Mohammed and bin Laden.