Bakri 'will not be allowed into UK'

Romsey Advertiser: Omar Bakri Mohammad will not be allowed to return to Britain, the Home Office has said Omar Bakri Mohammad will not be allowed to return to Britain, the Home Office has said

Extremist preacher Omar Bakri Mohammad will not be allowed back into Britain, the Government has insisted amid reports he intends to claim asylum in the UK.

The radical Islamic cleric faces the death sentence for running a terror cell in Lebanon and claims he has been tortured, according to reports.

Family members have said they are launching an urgent appeal to allow him back into Britain under asylum laws but the Home Office has ruled out a return.

Bakri, who holds Syrian and Lebanese citizenship, lived in Britain for 20 years and led radical group Al Muhajiroun until it was disbanded.

He faced possible treason charges over his support for the London bombers in 2005 and fled Britain for Lebanon. T he British Government barred him from returning.

The cleric has been repeatedly linked with al Qaida but has denied the claims.

Earlier this year he went on the run after raids in Tripoli to end sectarian violence after clashes that left dozens dead.

A Home Office spokesman said: " An individual must be physically present in the UK in order to make a claim for asylum.

"Omar Bakri Muhammad was permanently excluded from the UK in 2005 on the grounds that his presence is not conducive to the public good.

"As Omar Bakri Muhammad is excluded from the UK, he will be unable to make a claim for asylum."

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4:46am Sun 29 Jun 14

RikTrik says...

These extremist hate our guts until they want us to save their backsides.
These extremist hate our guts until they want us to save their backsides. RikTrik
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10:11am Sun 29 Jun 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

"Family members have said they are launching an urgent appeal to allow him back into Britain under asylum laws but the Home Office has ruled out a return."

If they miss him that much why don't they go and live with him?
"Family members have said they are launching an urgent appeal to allow him back into Britain under asylum laws but the Home Office has ruled out a return." If they miss him that much why don't they go and live with him? Katie Re-Registered
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11:18pm Sun 29 Jun 14

displayed says...

"Bakri, who holds Syrian and Lebanese citizenship, lived in Britain for 20 years and led radical group Al Muhajiroun until it was disbanded."
Why does Britain need his presence again or is this country just being used as haven for terrorists!
"Bakri, who holds Syrian and Lebanese citizenship, lived in Britain for 20 years and led radical group Al Muhajiroun until it was disbanded." Why does Britain need his presence again or is this country just being used as haven for terrorists! displayed
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