Brit Muslim cleric warns royal wedding ‘prime target’ of al-Qaeda, aspiring ‘jihadis’April 26th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 26 (ANI): A British Muslim cleric has warned that the upcoming royal wedding is a prime target for al-Qaeda operatives, and aspiring ‘jihadis’.
The cleric, Anjem Choudary, who plans to protest outside the ceremony said that top al-Qaeda operatives like Ayman al-Zawahiri and Anwar al-Awlaki are “actively encouraging people to carry out (’do-it-yourself’ operations)” similar to the attempted attack by alleged ‘Underwear Bomber’ Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab on a Christmas Day flight from Amsterdam to Detroit in 2009, ABC News reports.
“There’s nothing really which is outside of the realm of a possible attack, from biological to nuclear to very high profile events like 9/11. So I think it’s a case of all-out war,” Choudary, whose extremist Islam4UK organization was recently banned by the British government under counter-terrorism laws, added.
He also claimed there is a “very real possibility” that attackers “will come into [Britain] via the sea or via ports where they can slip under the security.”
Choudary is reportedly intending to take parting a planned protest by the activist group “Muslims Against Crusades” outside Westminster Abbey, during the wedding on April 29.
Few we3eks back, Muslims Against Crusades had posted a continuous countdown clock to the wedding on its website under the title “Muslims to Disrupt Royal Wedding.” (ANI)
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