Salafist Sheikh Omar Bakri attends a protest in Beirut, Friday, April 20, 2012. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
British officials have rejected a request from radical Islamist Omar Bakri's London-based family to provide him with asylum in the U.K. over alleged torture in a Lebanese prison.Bakri, who holds Lebanese and Syrian citizenships, had lived in the U.K. for 20 years before fleeing to Lebanon after being accused of coordinating the London bombings of 2005 with Al-Qaeda.According to the Huffington Post, a spokesman at the Home Office, the administration responsible of accepting or denying the asylum application, said the government would not allow Bakri to return to the U.K.Conservative Party chairman Grant Shapps also told Sky News that bureaucratic processes would prevent Bakri from returning to the U.K.Saqr referred the case to Military Judge Riad Abu Ghayda, who issued an arrest warrant against Bakri.If convicted, Bakri could face the death penalty.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE