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Islamic extremist flees flees UK for Beirut

PA, via The Scotsman, UK
Aug. 8, 2005 • Monday August 8, 2005

Omar Bakri Mohammed, one of the Islamic extremists who faced possible treason charges over support for the London bombers, has fled to Beirut.

The spiritual leader of the al-Muhajiroun group sparked outrage last week when he said he would not inform police if he knew Muslims were planning a bomb attack on a train in the UK and supported Muslims who attacked British troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.

A former UK head of the group – which is to be banned under anti-terror laws unveiled by Prime Minister Tony Blair last week – has confirmed that the radical cleric had left the country. Anjem Choudary told Channel 4 News: “He left on Saturday and I received confirmation of that on Sunday.

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