London, Apr 5 (ANI): A Muslim hate cleric has warned of dispatching "A-Teams" of Muslim radicals across the world to convert non-believers.
Speaking from his Lebanese bolthole, Omar Bakri Mohammed claimed that he is supervising the training of up to 400 extremist activists in a bid to win over the "hearts and minds" of western converts.
He also said that he has already sent out more than 78 activists to countries including the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Denmark and Sweden, the Daily Star reported.
The Syria born Islamist militant leader, Omar Mohammed was instrumental in developing Hizb-ut-Tahrir into a major organisation in the United Kingdom before leaving the group and heading another Islamist organisation, Al- Muhajiroun, until its disbandment in 2004.
The banned preacher, who hopes to have men "spreading the word of Islam" across Europe and the US by next year, told the Daily Star, "I am -preparing for an international crusade... I am training a number of activists so they can go to the west and spread the call of Islam... We are already doing this in the UK with the use of the internet but we need Muslim intellectuals on the ground who can speak -English and French as well as Arabic."
The 51-year-old radical further said, "I plan to have 25 brothers of what I like to call my A-Teams in each country across Europe and the US. I am currently training around 350 to 400 brothers to go from countries like Libya, Syria and -Arabia to set up Islamic committees in each of these countries."
However, Mohammed assured that the preachers would not shed blood in their religious crusade. "They will have to sacrifice their own lives - but I stress they will not do so in a violent way...Through thought is the only way we will spread Islam, we will not progress using the sword," he said. (ANI)