Skip to comments.Britain bars Muslim preacher who praised suicide bombers as 'martyrs'
Posted on 02/07/2008 1:03:26 PM PST by the scotsman
'Gordon Brown today faced the anger of Muslim groups after banning a radical Islamic cleric from entering Britain.
Yusuf al-Qaradawi, 81, had been hoping to come to London to receive medical treatment but it is understood that the Prime Minister has blocked his visa. The Muslim Council of Britain accused Mr Brown of bowing to pressure from the "pro-Zionist and neo-conservative lobby". They also accused Mr Brown of caving in to "unreasonable demands spearheaded by the Tory leader".
Last week, David Cameron called al-Qaradawi "dangerous and divisive", and called on the Government not to let him into the country.
Al-Qaradawi visited in 2004 when he was given the red-carpet treatment by Mayor Ken Livingstone. The sheikh, who has been banned by many other countries including the US, is the spiritual leader of a movement linked to the outlawed Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, the largest Islamist group in the Middle East.
In the past, he has spoken out against homosexuality, promoted the idea of Palestinian suicide attacks against Israelis, and described suicide bombers as "martyrs". The decision marks a shift in policy for Gordon Brown. Mr Brown's intervention came a week after David Cameron called for al-Qaradawi to be prevented from entering the UK.
The Conservative leader said there should be zero tolerance towards clerics who defend Middle East terrorism, who call for the execution of gay people or who oppose rights for women.'
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He should get his own talk show on CNN! He’d fit right in. Christiana Amanpour could be his side kick. I kind of like her better with a headscarf anyhow!
Screw him, I’m sick of these nuts that want all the benefits of the West while plotting to kill us. He’ll just have to seek medical treatment from a place under Sharia Law -i.e., “home”, and pray to Allah.
Go Brits. Those who hate Western cultures should not be allowed to live in the West — or to visit the West. Let him stay in his Islamic hell hole and let Islam treat him.
Yeah! Go Gordon Brown!
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