Skip to comments.Cleric who defended suicide bombers allowed into Britain
Posted on 07/16/2005 2:02:21 PM PDT by LM_Guy
A MUSLIM cleric who has defended suicide bombings in Israel and Iraq is to be allowed into Britain next month for an international conference. Yusuf al-Qaradawi, 79, who has a visa to come to Britian but is banned from entering the United States, has been asked to attend the conference in Manchester.
The invitation will be seen as the first test of the Governments promise after the London bombings to clamp down on hardline Islamic preachers and other extremist clerics.
Charles Clarke, the Home Secretary, is expected to let Dr Qaradawi enter Britain despite having the power to ban him on the grounds that his presence is not conducive to the public good and is a threat to public order.
Dr Qaradawi is banned from the United States because of his pronouncements on suicide bombs and his links with the Muslim Brotherhood, believed to be the religions oldest fundamentalist organisation.
Home Office officials are aware that he has been invited to the conference at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, on August 7. Mr Clarke is looking carefully at the case and in particular at Dr Qaradawis public statements on suicide bombings; but it is understood that at present he will not ban him from coming to Britain.
A Home Office spokeswoman said: The Home Secretary has the power to exclude and most exclusions are on the grounds of national security or that someones presence would not be conducive to the public good.
A total of 14 people were excluded from Britain in 2004, 12 of them on national security grounds. Among them was a Pakistani cleric who had a visa but had encouraged jihad at a mosque in Glasgow
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Open the door and lead them down a long and winding hall to the dungeon. Now you have them where you need them to be.
Guess the Brits didn't learn their lesson on 77.
they haven't learned a thing....
My thoughts too
Britain will bring its own self down. No one will have to attack it from the outside. It will go down from within.
They have scales grown over their eyes.
NO, they have not learned one thing!
It appears they have opted for the open door.
Public money is going to fund Tariq Ramadan's speech in London:
"Yet the desire to prove that London's Metropolitan Police is not Islamophobic has created grotesque examples of political correctness. Scotland Yard is contributing $15,000 of taxpayers' money to enable a Swiss Islamist academic who is a recognized apologist for terrorism, Tariq Ramadan, to address a conference of young Muslims in London next month, despite knowing full well that Mr. Ramadan had been banned from America."
Here is who Ramadan is:
"The most vocal advocate of Wahhabism in France is Tariq Ramadan, a Swiss philosophy teacher who happens to be the grandson of Hassan Al Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood. Ramadan has been very active in France during the past ten years, spreading his extremist views and becoming the unofficial voice of French Islam."
What form of national suicide is this??
Oh and note the bloody hand of London Mayor Ken "Red" Livingstone once again in post #9.
What good little Dhimmis the Brits are making.
I said it at first. Until there is real action, like taking out another terror-sponsoring Mideast tyranny, it will continue.
It's going to take more than one dark day for the Brits to get the message, "THEY WANT TO KILL YOU ALL DEAD."
If Kerry and the Democrats had won last year, al-Qaradawi might well be getting an invite to the White House. Britain's style of appeasement must never happen here.
With luck this cleric wont make it :)
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