"Ambassador of war" Prince Harry may be Qaeda, Taliban's target: Muslim preacher

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London, Mar 3 : A firebrand Muslim preacher Omar Bakri has said that by fighting in Afghanistan Prince Harry had become an "ambassador of war" and was behaving as a "big man, tough man", so he would become a target of terrorist organisations like al Qaeda and Taliban.

Bakri, who described his mother Princess Diana as an "ambassador of peace", said: "I think now he will be more targeted by the Taliban and Al Qaeda supporters than before."

"The Muslim community in Britain will be upset by it and there may be more people who go out of control. They may use [Prince Harry] to recruit some people and commit another attack," the Daily Express quoted the Muslim preacher as saying from Lebanon.

Bakri said, "because the Prince was behaving as a big man, tough man, he would also be more of a target."

Following the threat from the preacher, the Prince will be under pressure to change his playboy lifestyle now his exploits in Afghanistan have made him a prime target for British-based Al Qaeda assassins. Late-night trips to well-known nightspots in London's West End will make him highly vulnerable to attack, the paper his Scotland minders as saying.

Dai Davies, the former head of Scotland Yard's Royalty Protection Squad, said: "The consequences of Harry's deployment not only affect his own security arrangements but those of the entire Royal Family. This has raised the temperature considerably."

"This will have prompted a fundamental review and risk assessment. You've got to take a pragmatic and sensible approach in response to the higher level of threat that now exists. Harry's head may well be in the clouds this weekend but he needs now to take wider responsibility for his own sake and that of the people around him," said the retired chief superintendent.

Meanwhile, Mullah Brother, the Taliban's deputy leader in Afghanistan, has warned foreign troops to expect more roadside bombs and suicide attacks."

"Through our military commanders, local and central councils we are working on these tactics which will be implemented across the country in the near future as the new military strategy," the paper quoted him as saying.

ANI

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