- Trevor Brooks, known as Abu Izzadeen, was stopped on train to Romania
- 44-year-old offered Islam's Holy Book when stopped by police on Saturday
- He was with second Briton who also served jail term for funding terrorism
- Police realised after men were held that they were banned from leaving UK
A British hate preacher who is banned from leaving the UK after being convicted for terrorism offences has been arrested in Hungary - where he tried to use the Koran as his ID.
Trevor Brooks, also known as Abu Izzadeen, an infamous Islamist extremist who was jailed in 2008 for financing terrorism, was stopped by officers on Saturday at Lokoshaza - a crossing point on the Hungarian border - while bound for Romania on a train.
When the 44-year-old was stopped Saturday, he reportedly presented officers with Islam's Holy Book as his form of identification.
British hate preacher Trevor Brooks, also known as Abu Izzadeen (pictured in 2006), who has been banned from leaving the UK after financing terrorism, has been held in Hungary - and gave officers the Koran for ID
Izzadeen, a London-born former Christian who converted to Islam on the eve of his 18th birthday, was with a second British man, according to Hungarian authorities.
They named him as Simon Jonathan K, 40, who has also served time in prison for funding terrorism.
Police said the pair were both were barred from leaving Britain without permission when they were released in 2009.
The two men were taken into custody by Hungarian police because they did not have legal documents entitling them to stay in the EU member state.
It only emerged that they were subject to a European arrest warrant after they were detained, police spokeswoman Viktoria Csiszer-Kovacs told AFP. The men are due to appear in court in Budapest to over their possible extradition.
A spokesman said it was unclear what the men had been travelling, although it was possible they were on their way to Syria via Bulgaria and Turkey.
There was no suggestion that the men were implicated in Friday's deadly attacks in Paris.
Izzadeen was born to a Christian Jamaican family in London and worked as an electrician.
He gained notoriety in 2006 after heckling Britain's then-home secretary John Reid live on television.
He also refused to condemn the 7/7 bombings in London and described then-prime minister Tony Blair and US President George W. Bush as the 'real terrorists' for invading Iraq and Afghanistan.