PRESSURE was intensifying on ministers last night to live up to their promised crackdown on Islamic fanatics by charging or deporting a Saudi radical who backs the killing of British soldiers in Iraq.
MPs from all parties and several foreign governments have demanded action against Muhammad al-Massari, who has asylum in Britain. His radio station, al-Tajdeed, backs suicide attacks and his website shows the beheadings of Western hostages.
This month Dr al-Massari named four Italian cities that are targets for terror strikes.
Britain has previously tried to deport him but the courts intervened to prevent him being sent back to Saudi Arabia.