UK deports radical Imam who incited subway bomber to Jamaica
May 25, 2007
Britain deports radical Muslim cleric to Jamaica
A jailed extremist Muslim cleric named by Britain's government as a key influence on one of four men who carried out the 2005 London transport bombings was deported to Jamaica Friday, the home secretary said.
Abdullah el-Faisal, a Jamaican-born convert to Islam, was placed on a flight to Kingston, Jamaica Friday afternoon, Home Secretary John Reid said. He said el-Faisal was barred from re-entering Britain.
"We are committed to protecting the public and have made it clear that foreign nationals who abuse our hospitality and break our laws can expect to be deported after they have served a prison sentence," Reid said.
"We will not tolerate those who seek to spread hate and fear in our communities," he said.
MIM: In Africa a cleric was also deported back to his country of origin.
Terrorism:Muslim cleric deportedWritten By:Wesley Rutto , Posted: Mon, May 07, 2007
Police say a Muslim cleric accused of having ties with wanted terrorists has been deported.
Two anti-terrorist police officers accompanied Imam Ibrahim Mohammed alias Ibrahim Obeid to Comoros islands on Saturday night.
The cleric is believed to be from the Comoros.
Police insisted the cleric arrested during a counter-terrorist raid has links with terrorist suspects Fazul Mohammed and Nabhan Saleh Ali. Mohammed, 27, was arrested alongside 10 others during a night raid by anti-terrorist police unit in Guraya, Mombasa.
Police were looking for wanted terror suspect Fazul Mohammed, wanted for the August 1998 US embassy bombings in Dares Salaam and Nairobi and Ali Nabhan, who is wanted for questioning over 2002 suicide bombing of Paradise Hotel in Kikambala, Kilifi.
Eleven people arrested have since been released and police had been holding the cleric while investigating his possible connection with terrorist and Guantanamo Bay remandee Mohammed Abdul Malik. According to the US State Department, Abdul Malik confessed involvement in the 2002 twin attacks of Kikambala and Israeli's El Al airline plane.