Labour leader renews calls for ban of new Islamic group

September 20th, 2008 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Sept.20 (ANI): A leader of Britains ruling Labour Party has renewed calls for a ban on a new radical Islamic organization — Al Muhajiroun in the wake of media reports that it is promoting a conference aimed at children. The web-based group, Islam4uk, has planned the event entitled Muslim Youth: The Spark of the Fire which is to take place in east London tonight. Among its founders are the radical preacher Omar Bakri Mohammed - who is living in exile in Lebanon - and former solicitor Anjem Choudary, who both played a part in Al Muhajiroun. Labour MP Andrew Dismore says he called for the prohibition of Al Muhajiroun 10 years ago.
“The trouble is they just keep re-inventing themselves. They are using the Internet and Bakri can preach from the web from across the world without fear of being put under a control order or prosecuted,” The Telegraph quoted Dismore, as saying. Referring to the youth conference, Dismore said: “They always target children, that is why the Government has to be vigilant and keep on top of this - we have got to keep bringing them in.”
Bakri was banned from the UK shortly after the London bombings in 2005. He had helped organize a seminar after the September 11 attacks in favour of the “Magnificent 19″ and went on to call the July 7 bombers the “Fantastic Four”. (ANI)

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