“Deportation not fair, says extremist (on benefits)” from the Daily Mail with thanks to Leveller.
An extreme Muslim cleric whose family have been living on benefits in Britain for 20 years says it would not be ‘fair’ to deport him.
Speaking after the Prime Minister announced his clampdown, father-of-seven Sheik Omar Bakri said: “I have wives, children, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law. It would be hard on my family if I was deported.”
Since Syrian-born Bakri settled in Britain, he and his extended family have raked in benefits amounting to at least Â£300,000.
He is registered disabled because of an injury to his leg during his childhood, and was recently supplied with a Â£31,000 Ford Galaxy under the Motability scheme.
Bakri, who lives in a Â£200,000 home in North London, tops up his Â£250-a-week benefit payments with an extra Â£50 incapacity allowance.
He has praised the September 11 terrorists as ‘magnificent’, called Israel ‘a cancer’ and said homosexuals should be ‘thrown from Big Ben’.
In January, he declared that Britain had become a ‘land of war’, and called on Muslims to unite behind Al Qaeda. He has supported suicide bombings and urged his followers to kill non-Muslims ‘ wherever, whenever’.
He also claimed he has no wish to stay in Britain, but his family would suffer if he was deported…