London, Oct.29 (ANI): A fanatical UK hate preacher, Anjem Choudary, wants to turn Buckingham Palace into a mosque.
Choudary is calling for Buckingham Palace to be renamed Buckingham Masjid, reports the Daily Express.
The demand comes days before a potentially incendiary rally in central London. Choudary's hardline Islam4UK group claims to have uncovered historical evidence that challenges the right of the Queen to live at the royal property.
He also says that The Mall, which approaches the palace, should be renamed Masjid Road. Choudary also called for the Crown Jewels to be melted down into "more appealing jewellery, free from idolatrous engravings or symbols such as crosses or human beings".
Choudary, the right-hand man of exiled cleric Sheikh Omar Bakri Mohammed, spoke out as he urged Muslims across Britain to join Saturday's rally to demand a complete overhaul of the British legal system and the introduction of sharia courts.
The protest is due to begin at 1pm outside the Houses of Parliament and end at Trafalgar Square, less than a mile from Buckingham Palace, raising concerns over security. (ANI)