Judging by deeds, not words
After the July 7 attacks Tony Blair and Charles Clarke, then the Home Secretary, promised to remove extremist clerics from Britain. But more than a year later, many "preachers of hate" remain in the country with no apparent action taken against them. They include:
ANJEM CHOUDARY is the leader of al-Ghurabaa, which was formed from the remnants of al-Muhajiroun and banned along with the Saved Sect. Mr Choudary, 39, organised the protests outside the Danish Embassy against the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. He was arrested during the march and, in July, fined 500 pounds for failing to give police the required six days notice of the demonstration. He is being investigated in connection with last Sunday's protests outside Westminster Cathedral over the Pope's comments about Islam.
ABU UZAIR is a British-born civil engineering graduate and co-founder of the Saved Sect. He has repeatedly praised the September 11 hijackers as "brave warriors". After the July 7 bombings in London he said: "The banner has been risen for jihad in the UK which means it is allowed for [suicide bombers] to attack."
AZZAM TAMIMI, a Palestinian-born academic based in Britain, advocated martyrdom when addressing an Islamic convention in Manchester. He told the 8,000-strong audience that dying for one's beliefs was just, adding: "Martyrs are those who stand up in defiance of George Bush and Tony Blair." He has said that he would be prepared to be a suicide bomber in Israel.
ABU MUWAHHID is said to be a disciple of Omar Bakri Mohammad. He praised Osama bin Laden and called for all sinners to be killed in video broadcasts in July: "Capture them and besiege them and prepare an ambush from every angle." He mocked the victims of 9/11 and called for a Muslim state in Britain with a "black flag" over Downing Street.
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