May 5 2009
Abu Izzadeen, who publicly confronted John Reid when he was Home Secretary, had his jail term reduced by the Appeal Court – along with four other extremists convicted of supporting terror.
(I bet this guy isn’t on Home Secretary Jacqui Smith’s list of people banned from the UK but talk radio host, Michael Savage is)
Douglas Murray, director of the Centre for Social Cohesion, said the men were a danger to society.’Abu Izzadeen and his organisation publicly call for attacks against those whom they see as enemies of Islam,’ he said.
‘Their ideology not only glorifies violent jihad but teaches their followers that taking part in suicide bombings is their duty as Muslims.
‘The early release of a hate preacher like Abu Izzadeen demonstrates that the British courts are still far away from understanding the very clear and present danger that this country is facing from militant Islamists.’
Izzadeen – who was born a Christian with the name Omar Brooks, later changing his first name to Trevor – was jailed for four and a half years last April for inciting and raising funds for terrorism.
He and fellow British-born Muslim convert Simon Keeler were handed the same jail term after making a series of rabble-rousing speeches at a central London mosque. Four fellow fanatics were also jailed.
The defendants were all members of an extreme Islamist group known as Al-Muhajiroun, which has been banned only to allegedly regroup under a different name.
They made speeches in November 2004 outside the Regent’s Park Mosque in London – at the same time as U.S. and British soldiers were fighting fierce battles against insurgents in Fallujah, Iraq.
The court heard the men urged their audience to join the fight against coalition forces and to donate money to insurgent groups. Izzadeen was also recorded voicing his support for Osama Bin Laden.
Izzadeen, who lives in East London, walked free on Saturday. His release has been celebrated on extremist Islamic websites.
Three other defendants also had their sentences reduced.
A Ministry of Justice spokesman said: ‘All offenders subject to probation supervision on release from prison have to adhere to a set of strict conditions.’ UK DAILY MAIL
Abu Izzadeen is the first speaker in this video:
ISLAM WILL DOMINATE THE WORLD
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