It would be even bigger news if he hadn’t been linked to the butcherer’s at all.
Extremist preacher linked to Lee Rigby killers justifies murder of women and children who oppose ISIS in chilling Facebook message
Chilling: Omar Bakri Muhammad has been openly using Facebook to say that it is sometimes necessary to kill women and children sheltering in schools and hospitals
- Omar Bakri Muhammad used Facebook to speak out against ISIS’ enemies
- Said it is sometimes necessary to kill women and children seeking shelter
- Claimed opposition to Islamic State terror group justifies innocents’ murder
- Bakri is banned from Britain and facing terrorism charges in Lebanon
An extremist preacher who is said to have played role in radicalising the murderers of soldier Lee Rigby has attempted to justify the killing of those fighting jihadis in Syria and Iraq.
Omar Bakri Muhammad, who was known as the Tottenham Ayatollah, has been openly using Facebook to say that it is sometimes necessary to kill women and children sheltering in schools and hospitals.
Bakri, who is banned from Britain and is facing terrorism charges in Lebanon, has been blamed for radicalising several young extremists, including the killers of Lee Rigby, Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale.
His posts on the social media site come just days after several websites were criticised for not raising the alarm about extreme messages posted by one of the killers of Fusilier Rigby in the six months before his death.
On his account, which has now been deleted from Facebook, he the made a post under the title ‘killing women and children’.
According to the Sunday Telegraph, he wrote that even though this was not usually permitted, he added: ‘One must distinguish between killing women and children and the Mujahideen fighting the Kuffar (non-believers) wherever they find them, whether that be in a school or hospital or elsewhere.’