Saturday, July 19, 2014

Five-strong gang of Asian men who committed string of sex offences against the same teenage girl for six months are jailed for 23 years

  • Five Asian men were jailed for a total of 23 years at Stafford Crown Court
  • Were found guilty of committing child sex offences after a two-week trial 
  • The offences were all against the same teenage victim 
  • Police conducted a lengthy investigation into activity between 2012 and 2013 

Umber Farrouq, who was convicted of two counts of sexual activity with a girl aged 13 to 15. He was sented to five-and-a-half years for each offence to run concurrently
Umber Farrouq, who was convicted of two counts of sexual activity with a girl aged 13 to 15. He was sented to five-and-a-half years for each offence to run concurrently
A gang of five Asian men have been jailed for a total of 23 years for committing a string of child sex offences. 

Police officers conducted a lengthy investigation concerning activity that took place in Burton-upon-Trent between October 2012 and May 2013 involving the same victim. 

The five men, all from the Staffordshire town, were then found guilty after a two-week trial at Stafford Crown Court in May.

Today they were jailed for a total of 23 years at the same court.

Umber Farrouq, 21, who was convicted of two counts of sexual activity with a girl aged 13 to 15, was sentenced to five-and-a-half-years for each offence to run concurrently.

Anees Hanif was convicted of two counts of sexual activity with a girl aged 13 to 15 as well as inciting a girl aged 13 to 15 to engage in sexual activity. 

The 20-year-old was sentenced to five-and-a-half-years for each offence, to run concurrently.
Matab Ali, 21, who was convicted of two counts of sexual activity with a girl aged 13 to 15, also received five-and-a-half-years for each offence to run concurrently.

Junaid Ali, 20, was jailed for five-and-a-half-years after he was found guilty of the attempt rape of a girl aged 13 to 15.

Ameer Arshad, 19, was found guilty of blackmail and jailed for 12 months.
Farrouq, Hanif, and both Alis have also all been put onto the Sex Offenders’ Register indefinitely.

The five men were arrested by Staffordshire Police between October 2013 and January 2014. 

Anees Hanif
Matab Ali
Anees Hanif, left, and Matab Ali, right, who were also given five-and-a-half year jail sentences to run concurrently 

Chief Inspector Steve Maskrey, East Staffordshire local policing team commander, said: 'We welcome the sentences handed out today which reflect the despicable crimes committed by these individuals.

'While today sees the conclusion of the criminal justice process, we recognise that the victim will be affected for the rest of her life.

'We commend her absolute bravery and our role is to work with partners to offer her continued support. 

Victims of cases like this need to remain anonymous and we must stress how important it is for her privacy to be protected so she can begin to move on.

Ameer Arshad
Junaid Ali
Ameer Arshad, left, was found guilty of blackmail and jailed for 12 months. Junaid Ali, right, was jailed for five-and-a-half-years after he was found guilty of the attempt rape of a girl aged 13 to 15

'This case has men brought to justice, men who acted in a predatory way and sought out a vulnerable young girl to abuse her. 

'Their actions are inexcusable and the fact they show no remorse only highlights the sinister individuals we’re dealing with. 

'Victims can be reassured that we take reports of child exploitation extremely seriously and we will always thoroughly investigate them.”

Another 17-year-old male received a conditional youth caution for inciting sexual activity with a girl aged 13 to 15 and was referred to the police’s youth offending team.

Friday, July 18, 2014

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Staff at Muslim primary school 'caught on camera describing how clapping hands is Satanic and that gay people should be stoned to death'

  • Teachers at school 'had discussions about whether music is un-Islamic'
  • Claims over The Olive School in Blackburn made by Channel 4 Dispatches
  • It's alleged staff also talked about how ties could be turned into snakes
  • Officials at school's Islam Trust contacted DfE after learning of allegations

Teachers at a Muslim faith primary have allegedly referred to clapping hands as ‘Satanic’ - and had discussions about whether music in school might be un-Islamic.

Footage was obtained for a Channel 4 documentary at The Olive School - a Muslim faith primary for 600 pupils in Blackburn, run by the Tauheedul Islam Faith, Education and Community Trust.

It is also claimed that footage shows staff talking about how ties could be turned into snakes and that gay people should be stoned to death. The Trust has labelled the discussions as ‘staff room gossip’.

Investigation: Footage was obtained for a Channel 4 documentary at The Olive School - a Muslim faith primary for 600 pupils in Blackburn, run by the Tauheedul Islam Faith, Education and Community Trust (pictured)
Investigation: Footage was obtained for a Channel 4 documentary at The Olive School - a Muslim faith primary for 600 pupils in Blackburn, run by the Tauheedul Islam Faith, Education and Community Trust (pictured)

Channel 4 did not say what footage from the school would be aired. Officials at the Trust contacted the Department for Education after learning of the allegations, reported the Blackburn Citizen.

The Trust invited inspectors to visit the school, and the DfE ordered an emergency ‘no notice’ Ofsted inspection last week. The Trust later insisted that this inspection went ‘very well’.

The Trust also confirmed that Dispatches had filmed undercover at the school and promised to act if anything on the film ‘is shown to undermine our progressive vision, ethos and approach’.

    A Tauheedul governor said: ‘The Trust’s schools provide a first class education for young people in modern-day Britain… We need to look at what these schools have achieved for their pupils.’

    Blackburn MP Jack Straw said:  ‘I reserve final judgment until I see the programme. From what I know the allegations are groundless.’

    He told the Blackburn Citizen: ‘I am sure Channel Four has recordings of what has been said. This appears to be what individuals have expressed in the course of conversations in the staffroom.’

    Meanwhile, a Muslim father has revealed he warned the Prime Minister’s office of worrying Islamist practices at one of the scandal-hit ‘Trojan Horse’ schools – but got no reply.

    Mohammed Zabar's daughter attends Oldknow Academy in Birmingham, one of the schools investigated in the Trojan Horse plot
    Mohammed Zabar's daughter attends Oldknow Academy in Birmingham, one of the schools investigated in the Trojan Horse plot

    The Mail on Sunday has learned that David Cameron’s office received an email in February from Mohammed Zabar, whose ten-year-old daughter attends Oldknow Academy.

    Oldknow is one of the schools investigated in connection with an alleged fundamentalist plot to take over Birmingham schools.

    Mr Zabar warned the Government that he believed the school over-emphasised Islamic teaching at the expense of other faiths.

    He said the school closed for a Muslim festival but had no Christmas celebrations.

    Downing Street did not respond to Mr Zabar’s email. Instead he was advised by the Education Funding Agency to ‘contact Oldknow Academy directly and make a complaint’.

    Mr Zabar had already met the school principal, whom he says did not deal with his concerns.

    News of the Trojan Horse plot broke in March and Mr Cameron spoke about it for the first time in April after claims that non-Muslim members of staff were being isolated, male and female pupils were segregated and assemblies were used to promote the teachings of Al Qaeda.

    The Prime Minister promised to take ‘swift action’ to ensure schools could not be used to spread the ideology of terrorists, and an investigation into schools in Birmingham started.

    One report later uncovered allegations that pupils as young as six at Oldknow were taught to treat Western women as ‘white prostitutes’.

    How The Mail on Sunday reported the story
    And there were claims that extremists pushed out the head teacher because she opposed the ‘Islamisation’ of the school. Mr Zabar believes the Government should have acted on his guidance much earlier.

    He said: ‘I was angry and frustrated that my concerns had been so easily dismissed.

    ‘When the Trojan Horse scandal broke I wrote to them again saying perhaps they might want to reassess my information in light of recent evidence. I never had a reply to that one. It was distressing and disappointing to have my concerns ignored.’

    Peter Clarke, former national head of counter-terrorism at the Metropolitan Police, was appointed in April to investigate the Trojan Horse plot to hijack the schools by Islamic extremists.

    His report is due to be handed in to the Government imminently. Last night shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt accused Mr Cameron of ‘shocking complacency’.

    He said: ‘The Government was warned about the problems in Birmingham’s schools as long ago as 2010. Now it is revealed that warnings by parents were being fobbed off by No 10.’


    Thursday, July 17, 2014

    Why I, as a Muslim, am launching a campaign to ban the burka in Britain

    • Dr Taj Hargey is the Imam of the Oxford Islamic Congregation and the Director of the Muslim Educational Centre of Oxford

    The increasing fashion for young Muslim women in Britain to wear the burka (in contrast to their mothers, who do not) is one of most sinister developments of our times.

    Supporters of this garment like to pretend that it is a welcome symbol of our society’s multicultural diversity and philosophical tolerance.

     But such warped thinking is woefully misguided. In reality, the burka is an archaic tribal piece of cloth that is eagerly used by fundamentalist zealots to promote a toxic brand of extremist non-Koranic theology.

    Everyone in Britain, including Muslims, should oppose the insidious spread of this vile piece of clothing, which imprisons women, threatens social harmony, fuels distrust, has grave health implications and is a potent security risk.

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    Dr Taj Hargey is launching a nationwide campaign to impose a ban on face masks, including burkas, in public spaces in Britain
    Dr Taj Hargey is launching a nationwide campaign to impose a ban on face masks, including burkas, in public spaces in Britain

    Contrary to the claims of its advocates, it has nothing to do with Islam but is a cultural fad imported from Saudi Arabia and primitive parts of the Islamic world.

    That is why this week, with the Muslim Educational Centre of Oxford, I am launching a nationwide campaign to impose a ban on face masks in public spaces in Britain.

      Such a nationwide prohibition would deal with all types of covering, including balaclavas, but there would be no exemption for the burka/niqab on any spurious, politically correct grounds of religious conscience.

      One of the key purposes of this initiative is to persuade at least 100,000 people to sign a formal petition calling for the ban, thereby obliging Parliament to debate the issue.

      Despite growing concern from the British public, our pusillanimous politicians have refused to address the burgeoning prevalence of the burka in our midst, as they fear accusations of Islamophobia from the militant fundamentalists and their PC allies.

      There is no religious requirement on Muslims to don the burka, and no evidence in the Koran to support the wearing of the garment
      There is no religious requirement on Muslims to don the burka, and no evidence in the Koran to support the wearing of the garment
      Well, it is time to put the needs of British society before the manufactured grievances of the hardliners, whose aim is to replace our liberal democracy with a totalitarian theocracy, the burka serving as a weapon in this far-reaching cultural war.

      In rejecting the ideology of the zealots, mainstream Muslims should be at the forefront of the campaign for a ban, not least because the burka so badly undermines the credibility and reputation of our faith.

      There have, of course, been previous petitions and calls to outlaw face masks in public, but all came from the political Right and gained little traction.

      This campaign is different. It is the first one led by Muslims, speaking for the moderate majority whose voice has been unheeded up to now. 

      We invite both Muslims and our other fellow citizens to work together to rid Britain of this alien cultural monstrosity.

      A key part of the impetus for this mov
      e came from the decision of the European Court of Human Rights this month to uphold the ban instituted by the French Government in 2010 on all face coverings in public.

       Supported by lawyers from Birmingham, a 24-year-old French woman of Pakistani origin took her well-funded case to the ECHR, claiming that the ban was a violation of her  — and note the sequence —  religious, cultural and personal rights.

      On every level, this questionable appeal relied on distortions and untruths. Thankfully her case was thrown out, but her arguments illustrate the chronic weakness of any suggestion that we must allow the burka to be worn in public.

      First, there is no religious requirement on Muslims to don the burka; second, the burka is not a feature of Pakistani culture, where 90 per cent of women do not wear it; third, there is no unqualified human right to wear whatever we want in public.

       In every developed society, personal freedoms have to take account of wider social mores.

      The French ban has proved to be legally sound as well as sensible. I have long believed that the same measure should be introduced here in the UK to prevent community separatism and social apartheid. And, like the ECHR, I see no basis for the pretence that there is any religious sanction for the burka.

      The wearing of the face mask is a custom originating in ancient Persia and Byzantium, more than 1,000 years before the birth of Islam. It was upheld by male aristocrats because of social snobbery rather than religion, since they did not want their womenfolk — wives, daughters, sisters or mothers — to be seen by the peasantry.

      According to Dr Hargey, everyone in Britain, including Muslims, should oppose the insidious spread of the burka, which he says imprisons women, threatens social harmony, fuels distrust, has grave health implications and is a potent security risk
      According to Dr Hargey, everyone in Britain, including Muslims, should oppose the insidious spread of the burka, which he says imprisons women, threatens social harmony, fuels distrust, has grave health implications and is a potent security risk

      Nor is there any evidence in the Koran to support the wearing of the burka. Indeed, the Holy Book stipulates that men ‘should lower their gaze’ when meeting women to avoid lecherous staring (verse 24, chapter 30). So logically, if women were fully covered up there would be no need for such an instruction.

      Some Muslim clergy claim that the burka is religiously necessary. They assert this because the Prophet Muhammad’s wives allegedly hid their faces in public.

      These puritanical clerics do not base their theological misrepresentations on the Koran but on the subsidiary and suspect hadith (a collection of books containing the reputed sayings of Muhammad, written 250 years after his death).

      'It is forbidden for Muslim women going on pilgrimages to Mecca to cover their faces. So if such a pre-Islamic practice is banned in Islam’s holiest site, why on earth would it be required on the streets of Britain?'

      In any case, this is a wilful misreading of scripture. In fact, verse 32 of chapter 33 in the Koran explicitly states that ‘the Prophet’s wives are not like other women’. So  there is no reason to emulate them.

      Just as revealingly, it is forbidden for Muslim women going on pilgrimages to Mecca to cover their faces. So if such a pre-Islamic practice is banned in Islam’s holiest site, why on earth would it be required on the streets of Britain?

      The truth is that there is no theological foundation for these separatist face masks, as most non-fundamentalists recognise. Only recently, Al-Azhar, the leading institution of Muslim theology in the Islamic world, declared that the burka has no spiritual authenticity.

      Theology apart, there are many other compelling arguments against the burka. It badly undermines social cohesion by inhibiting effective interaction between Muslims and non-Muslims in the public realm. There can be no meaningful exchange with people if you cannot even see their faces.

      Moreover, the burka is an affront to the concept of gender parity in the UK.

      If I tried to wear a ski-mask on a bus or at a bank, I would quickly be told to remove the item or leave, or be arrested. Why should the same rules not apply to Muslim women?

      Dr Hargey's proposals for a nationwide prohibition would deal with all types of facial covering, including balaclavas
      Dr Hargey's proposals for a nationwide prohibition would deal with all types of facial covering, including balaclavas

      The demand for equal rights has always been central to the feminist cause, and in this case feminists should be calling for men and women to be treated equally. Either everyone has the right to mask their face or no one has.

      There are  huge implications for security, after several cases of terrorists and criminals using the burka to evade detection — a particularly worrying development given the explicit, bloody threats of militant extremists. In our troubled world, there can be no absolute right to anonymity in public.

      'We cannot continue to accept the creeping Arabisation of Islam in the UK and consequent destruction of our cherished British freedoms. A stand must be made now'

      Another concern is  the health risks, for full coverings mean a distinct lack of exposure to sunshine. One recent study of 203 burka-clad women in the United Arab Emirates revealed that all but four were deficient in Vitamin D.

      If that can happen in a land of blazing heat, how much worse will be the problems in often damp, dark Britain? Our society is already seeing rises in rickets and other bone-related diseases for the first time since World War II.

      Supporters of the burka talk about freedom of choice — yet it is not women who are being given that freedom, but men who are imposing their will. That is not empowerment but imprisonment.

      The burka is just another weapon in the jihadist arsenal of misogyny, like forced marriage, female genital mutilation and sexist discrimination. It should have no part in British society, where women are supposed to be treated as equal citizens. By tolerating it, we are allowing a form of gender apartheid to grow in our midst.

      All of us, Muslims and non-Muslims alike, have a duty to challenge the religious hardliners who have cynically exploited British traditions of tolerance and individual liberty to pursue their own twisted sectarian agenda imported wholesale from the Arab Middle East.

      A start could be made by forcing our politicians to debate the issue by gathering sufficient signatures for our historic anti-burka petition.

      We cannot continue to accept the creeping Arabisation of Islam in the UK and consequent destruction of our cherished British freedoms. A stand must be made now.

      Wednesday, July 16, 2014

      Two men jailed for raping 12-year-old girl in Leicester

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      Two men raped a “vulnerable” 12-year-old girl after taking her in a car to a secluded woodland spot.
      Today the pair - Vinayak Rama and Reynold Carvalho - were given substantial jail sentences for the crime.
      Rama (29), of Kashmir Road, St Matthews, Leicester, was sentenced to 10 years and six months after admitting two counts of rape.
      Carvalho (29), of Prestwold Road, in the Uppingham Road area of the city, was jailed for eight years and three months after pleading guilty to one offence of rape.
      Police said after the case that they believed the pair could have carried out other similar crimes either together or separately. They urged anyone who believed they were a victim of the men to come forward.
      Leicester Crown Court was told the defendants genuinely did not know the girl was below the age of consent, as the victim told them she was 17.
      Luke Blackburn, prosecuting, said: “She did not consent but was compliant to what happened.”
      Rama had twice previously attempted to chat up the girl, before they encountered her on the day of the offences, October 1 last year, walking along Holden Street, Belgrave, Leicester.
      Rama, who was a passenger in a car driven by Carvalho, persuaded her to get in the vehicle.
      Judge Robert Brown said: “She was taken to a relatively isolated spot before the sex took place.
      “It was a joint attack.
      “This child was a particularly vulnerable person due to her extreme youth and personal circumstances.
      “There was a degree of planning and you acted together in committing these offences.
      “Rama, you played the leading role and you raped her twice.
      “You’d also met her prior to the night in question and you knew where you were likely to find her.
      “She was taken to a wooded area which she knew and recognised.
      “Rama removed her lower clothing and had sexual intercourse whilst Carvalho remained in the driver’s seat.
      “She got out of the car to pull her clothes up. You, Rama, told her to take her trousers down and she did so.
      “She was compliant.”
      He said Rama had intercourse with her again and Carvalho engaged in a penetrative sex act.
      Mary Prior, mitigating, said: “She described herself as being over the age of consent.
      “She appeared and acted to be older than her biological age of 12.
      “It makes him guilty of statutory rape.
      “There’s no suggestion of force being used.”
      Georgina Gibbs, for Carvalho, said: “His partner gave birth to their child a short time before this.
      “He made a snap decision and for the rest of his life he’ll regret it.
      “He’s still in a relationship with his partner.
      “He genuinely believed the complainant was 17 and she accepted she was deceptive about her own age.
      “Once he realised her true age he was horrified and disgusted.”
      Miss Gibbs said her client had not known about her background or the fact she was vulnerable.
      Both defendants were placed on a sexual offences prevention order and will be on the sex offender register for life.
      A restraining order forbids them from having any future contact with the victim.
      Detective Constable Helen Small, who investigated the incident, said after the case: “Rama and Carvalho enticed a young girl and took advantage of her vulnerability.
      “This was a despicable crime, and I am pleased that they have both pleaded guilty to their part in the incident.
      “The investigation and subsequent legal proceedings may now be over, but for the victim the events of that day will no doubt leave a lasting affect which we hope in time will ease.
      “From inquiries we conducted during the investigation it’s strongly believed that the defendants may have committed other similar crimes either together or separately.
      “If you recognise the defendants or believe you may have been a victim of their crimes, then we would urge you to contact us.
      “Even if the incident is not recent, we would still like to speak to you.
      “We have specialist officers who can support and assist you through the process and please be assured we will take all reports extremely seriously.”

      East London school changes Ramadan fasting policy after complaints

      An east London school which forced fasting pupils to go home for a break during Ramadan has abandoned the policy after complaints from parents.
      Newport Primary School, in Leyton, had said it was "unable to make provisions" for fasting children during lunchtimes.
      Parent Nusrat Siddiqui said the policy had meant her daughter could not fast and had "ruined her Ramadan".
      The school declined to comment, but parents have now been told that fasting pupils could remain on the premises.
      'Holiest month'
      Ms Siddiqui said that her 10-year-old daughter wanted to fast but had been unable to due to the policy.
      "Two weeks of my Ramadan has been ruined. It's the holiest month in our religious calendar and the school should know that, seeing as the majority of the pupils are Muslim," she said.
      "My daughter wanted to fast but couldn't because I was at work and couldn't pick her up during lunchtime. They have clearly done it because of the wrong reasons."
      In a letter dated 18 June, the school said that for health and safety reasons fasting pupils should have a rest during the day, and therefore "must be picked up by an adult" at lunchtime.
      Nusrat Siddiqui
      Nusrat Siddiqui said her daughter was unable to fast due to the school policy
      Eleven days after Ramadan started, parents received another letter saying the decision had been reversed following complaints.
      The letter from head teacher Prue Barnes said: "Although the volume of communication has been from significantly few parents it is now interfering with the daily management of the school and detracting from our focus, which is the education of all children at Newport."
      Waltham Forest Council said Newport Primary School was issued with advice from Public Health England.
      Councillor Mark Rusling said:" The school concerned serves a large Muslim community, the majority of whom have supported this policy."

      Tesco apologises after Muslim checkout worker refused to sell customer ham and wine because it was Ramadan

      • Mother-of-three tried to buy items during shopping trip in north London
      • Employee said he couldn't sell them as he was fasting for religious festival
      • The customer was instead forced to use the self-service checkouts
      • She told worker he should be serving people not turning them away
      • Firm apologises to customer but refuses to condemn worker's actions 

      Tesco has issued an apology after a Muslim worker refused to sell a customer ham and wine because of Ramadan.

      Mother-of-three Julie Cottle went into her local store to stock up, but was left stunned when a checkout employee insisted he couldn't serve her.

      Muslims worldwide are currently fasting for Ramadan - the holy ninth month of the Islamic calendar where devotees abstain from eating and drinking during daylight hours.

      Tesco has apologised after Muslim worker at a Tesco Express store like that pictured refused to sell a customer ham and wine during the religious festival of Ramadan. File photo
      Tesco has apologised after Muslim worker at a Tesco Express store like that pictured refused to sell a customer ham and wine during the religious festival of Ramadan. File photo

      Ms Cottle was forced to use the self-service checkout in the Tesco Express in Neasden, north-west London, after the worker reportedly 'walked off'.

      She said: 'He pointed at the ham and wine in my basket and said "I can't serve you that because I'm fasting".
      'When I told him he should be serving customers not turning them away he still refused telling me to go to the self-service. I was furious.'

        In a statement, a spokesman for Tesco said: 'We don't have a specific policy and take a pragmatic approach if a colleague raises concerns about a job they have been asked to do.

        'We apologise to our customer for any inconvenience on this occasion.'

        The supermarket giant confirmed 'the colleague would be spoken to' but refused to say if any further action would be taken.

        Friday, July 11, 2014

        New wife of preacher of hate Omar Bakri Muhammad applies for UK asylum for herself and their two children - where he already has wife and eight children

        • Extremist cleric Omar Bakri once praised 7/7 bombers as the 'fantastic four'
        • He faces death sentence for running a terror cell in Lebanon
        • His wife Ruba Bakri is applying for UK asylum on behalf of her family
        • The preacher left his British wife and eight children when he fled in 2005
        • Home Office spokesman said Bakri was 'permanently excluded' from the UK

        The Lebanese wife of extremist preacher Omar Bakri, who once praised the 7/7 bombers as the 'fantastic four', is applying for UK asylum for herself, her husband and their two children.
        The radical Islamic cleric, who was once the subject of UK terror investigations, faces the death sentence for running a terror cell in Lebanon and claims he has been tortured, according to reports.

        Ruba Bakri, 30, said that she is in the process of applying at the British Embassy in Beirut on behalf of her family, despite the fact that Bakri was permanently barred from the UK.

        The Lebanese wife of radical Islamic cleric Omar Bakri, pictured speaking at a 2002 rally, is applying for asylum for herself, her husband and their children - despite the fact that Bakri was permanently barred from the UK
        The Lebanese wife of radical Islamic cleric Omar Bakri, pictured speaking at a 2002 rally, is applying for asylum for herself, her husband and their children - despite the fact that Bakri was permanently barred from the UK

        When asked whether she was applying for asylum she said: 'In the UK and everywhere. For me, my husband and children, yes I am applying,' according to Lebanese newspaper An Nahar.

        Speaking last month, a home secretary said: 'Omar Bakri Muhammad was permanently excluded from the UK in 2005 on the grounds that his presence is not conducive to the public good.

        'As Omar Bakri Muhammad is excluded from the UK, he will be unable to make a claim for asylum.'
         
          In 2005, Bakri told reporters in Beirut that he would never return to the UK.

          He is currently in custody and is facing the death sentence in a trial which is expected to begin in Lebanon today.

          Last month, he was formerly charged with being the mastermind of a terrorist cell in Tripoli, Lebanon, and is currently in prison awaiting trial.

          Bakri left behind his British wife and their seven children when when he fled Britain in 2005. 

          He married Mrs Bakri in 2008 and later had two more children.

          Destruction: Wreckage of the number 30 bus that was hit during the 7/7 attacks. Mr Bakri once praised the London bombers as the 'fantastic four' and was the subject of terror investigations in the UK
          Destruction: Wreckage of the number 30 bus that was hit during the 7/7 attacks. Mr Bakri once praised the London bombers as the 'fantastic four' and was the subject of terror investigations in the UK

          Mrs Bakri claims that the cell he is living inhumane, saying that he cannot squat to use the toilet.

          Speaking to Lebanese press, she said: 'To say the least, I want them to change the cellar [sic] that he’s living in now, the bathroom, and that they give him the proper medication. 

          'I don’t understand how he deserves this treatment. He didn’t do anything to get treated so horribly.'

          Bakri, who holds Syrian and Lebanese citizenship, lived in Britain for 20 years and led radical group Al Muhajiroun until it was disbanded
          Bakri, who holds Syrian and Lebanese citizenship, lived in Britain for 20 years and led radical group Al Muhajiroun until it was disbanded
          Authorities in Lebanon believe that Bakri is linked to Al Qaeda and is responsible for a series of attacks both on Army personnel in recent months and inciting sectarian fighting in Tripoli, which left 30 dead and over 160 wounded.

          Bakri, who holds Syrian and Lebanese citizenship, lived in Britain for 20 years and led radical group Al Muhajiroun until it was disbanded.

          The group's co-founder Anjem Choudary said in an earlier interview with Lebanese press that he was hoping that Al Qaeda’s chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi would intervene and release western hostages in exchange for Bakri’s freedom.

          Bakri, whose real name is Omar Bakri Fustoq, was arrested on May 25 and has always denied being part of Al Qaeda although he regularly speaks highly of their affiliated groups both in Syria and in Lebanon.

          Bakri, who known as the Tottenham Ayatollah when he lived in London, faced possible treason charges over his support for the London bombers in 2005 and fled Britain for Lebanon.
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          He said the British people were to blame for the terror attacks on the capital because they ‘did not make enough effort to stop its own government committing its own atrocities in Iraq and Afghanistan’.

          He also sparked outrage when he said on TV that he would not inform police if he knew Muslims were planning a bomb attack on a train in the UK and supported Muslims who attacked British troops in Afghanistan.