London, Nov 12 : Just days after Home Secretary Jacqui Smith announced tough new measures to name and shame foreign-based extremists barred from UK, Muslim hate preacher Omar Bakri Muhammad has dodged the law to preach his warped views in the UK.
More than 200 Muslims attended a packed public meeting in Tower Hamlets and were told by organiser Anjem Choudary: "We have a special surprise, a special treat for you. Sheikh Omar Bakri Muhammad will be joining us on a live feed from Lebanon."
"As Muslims, we will not submit to any man-made law, any government, or any prime minister - Bush or Brown - or [to] Jacqui Smith. We submit to Allah," he added.
Choudary, who with Bakri led the fanatical Al-Muhajiroun organisation - notorious for its glorification of terrorism and the 9/11 attacks before its banning and dissolution in 2004 -warmed up the crowd, two Sundays ago, with his own inflammatory rhetoric. akri, who was booted out of Britain after calling for the West's downfall, addressed a meeting of young Muslims via a videolink from Lebanon, the Daily Star reported.
Bakri, who is on the UK's terror watch list, sidestepped the law by not appearing at the east London meeting in person.
Choudary, who had booked the council-run room in Tower Hamlets for the event, told the gathering that taking over the UK was their "duty".
He said: "It is our religious obligation to prepare ourselves both physically and mentally and rise up against Muslim oppression and take what is rightfully ours. We will not rest until the flag of Allah and the flag of Islam is raised above 10 Downing Street."
He said there were only two types of proper Muslims - those in jail and those who would shortly be in jail, and added "we need to submit to the will of Allah."
The police and Home Office said they were unsure if allowing Bakri to address the four-hour meeting had broken laws.