Radical UK Muslims' secret conference scrapped following cops' intervention
London, Nov 29 (ANI): UK police stopped radical Muslims from organising a secret Islamic International Revival Conference featuring hate preachers Omar Bakri and Sheikh Faisal on Saturday in London's East End, in which the duo were scheduled to appear by video link from overseas to address the delegates.
Faisal was deported to Jamaica in 2007 for urging the murder of Jews, and Bakri fled to Lebanon in 2005 after praising the 7/7 bombers.
According to the Sun, rebel leaders Abu Izzadeen, just out of jail for inciting terrorism, and Anjem Choudary, who urges Sharia law in the UK, were to address followers in person.
The extremists planned this conference at a secret place after Scotland Yard had blocked a first venue, but the second conference was also cancelled after they realised that cops already had information about their latest attempt.
An organiser said yesterday that their right to freedom of speech had been violated.
The paper quoted Choudary as saying that "the owner of the back-up premises was warned to cancel and not tell us till the last minute," adding that it exposed "a burning hatred" against Islam but vowed the seminar will take place.
The right-wing English Defence League had planned a counter demonstration. A police spokesman said: "We urge the conference organisers to work with us in future." (ANI)