I wonder how much larger the figure would be with a simple Act of Parliament, banning the worship of Islam?
AN outspoken British-based Islamic cleric has left the country in the wake of the government's pledge to crack down on radical Islamists.
Syrian-born Sheikh Omar Bakri Mohammed, who lived in Britain for 20 years, left for Lebanon on Saturday and does not plan to return, said a close associate.
"He left voluntarily because he believes the government is stifling Muslims and making it impossible for them to fulfil the message of Islam," Mr Choudary said.
The cleric has become a hate figure for the British tabloid press, which has urged the government to rein him in.
One down. Anywhere up to a million to go. . .