The UK banned Pamela Geller and me from entering the country. The Home Office’s letter to me said I was being banned for noting that Islam had a doctrine of violence against unbelievers, which is like being banned for saying grass is green. But for Hani al-Sibai, an al-Qaeda propagandist and mentor of jihad murderer Mohammed Emwazi, they have a rent-free £1 million home.
Why is Hani al-Sibai roaming free and living in a taxpayer-funded £1 million mansion? Because to take any other course of action would be “racist” and “Islamophobic.”
This is the Britain that is poised to make Ed Miliband its next Prime Minister. The light of freedom is just about to go out in Britain. What follows after it will be long, violent and ugly.
Her Majesty’s Britannic Death Watch Update: “Free to walk London’s streets, the extremist preacher and ‘mentor’ of Jihadi John,” by Robert Mendick and Robert Verkaik, Telegraph, April 25, 2015 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
Free to stroll through Britain’s cities, this is the al-Qaeda cleric suspected of radicalising “Jihadi John”.
Security services are understood to be investigating links between Hani al-Sibai and his influence on the west London terror network in which Jihadi John – unmasked as Mohammed Emwazi – operated.
It is claimed that al-Sibai, a charismatic preacher, had “captivated” a number of young Muslim men who subsequently went abroad to fight jihad.
In a court case last year, he was accused of having “provided material support to al-Qaeda and conspired to commit terrorist acts”, an allegation he denies.
Despite being officially identified as an affiliate of the notorious terror network, al-Sibai, citing his human rights, has thwarted government attempts to deport him for more than 15 years.
Instead, the Egyptian-born cleric lives in a leafy street in fashionable west London in the same neighbourhood where Emwazi and his fellow jihadists in the London Boys terror cell hung out.
The London Boys was the name given to a “sleeper cell”, set up by Osama bin Laden, whose members were sent to training camps in Somalia and ordered back to the UK to carry out attacks.
It is not clear what direct contact, if any, al-Sibai, 54, had with Emwazi but he posts radical material on websites he runs, which are said to be highly influential on young jihadists.
Al-Sibai was a close associate in London of Adel Abdel Bari, another Egyptian-born jihadist and senior al-Qaeda operative who lived in London and was jailed for 25 years in the US in February for a series of terror plots.
Bari’s son Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, 25, a one-time rap musician in west London, subsequently travelled to Syria and is thought to be part of Jihadi John’s network inside Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil).
The rent on father-of-five al-Sibai’s home in Hammer-smith – owned by a housing association and worth as much as £1 million – is understood to be paid by the taxpayer.
The public purse has also paid for a number of legal actions brought by al-Sibai against the British government in his battle to prevent his deportation to Egypt and also attempts to have his name removed from terror sanctions lists.
From his home, al-Sibai, also known as Hani Youssef, runs an effective al-Qaeda propaganda machine, that includes the al-Maqreze Centre for Historical Studies. In recent months he has used various internet sites to praise bin Laden and glorify al-Qaeda for waging war against “the Crusader-Zionists”.
He has been described as a “long-time ally” of Ayman al-Zawahiri, who took over control of al-Qaeda following bin Laden’s death.
His alleged links to al-Qaeda have led to his bank accounts and assets being subjected to freezing orders by the United Nations, the UK Treasury and US Treasury….