There is nothing in his hate speech that would be considered as ‘hate speech’ in Islamic jurisprudence.
‘If my son did what Michael Adebolajo did, I would be happy’: Hate preacher Omar Bakri Muhammad says he is proud of Lee Rigby killer
‘Proud’: Omar Bakri Muhammad said if his son grew up and did what Adebolajo did he would be ‘happy’
- Omar Bakri Muhammad said e would be ‘happy’ if son killed a soldier
- Adebolajo spoke at radical group Al-Muhajiroun’s demonstrations
- Muhammad said he did not feel sympathy for Lee Rigby
By EMMA THOMAS
PUBLISHED: 02:25 GMT, 20 December 2013 | UPDATED: 03:35 GMT, 20 December 2013
A hate preacher says he would be ‘proud’ if his son killed a man like Lee Rigby’s murderer Michael Adebolajo.
Omar Bakri Muhammad said if his son, who was sitting on his father’s knee during the interview, grew up and killed a soldier he would be ‘happy’.
Adebolajo attended and spoke at the radical group Al-Muhajiroun’s demonstrations after joining the group in 2003. He also changed his name to Mujahid, meaning ‘one who engages in jihad’.
Over the following years he cropped up again and again at Islamist events.
Channel 4 News reports Omar Bakri Muhammad, the former leader of Al-Muhajiroun, said he was proud of the killer.
He said: ‘I’ve got a son, if he did what Michael did I would be happy.’
Muhammad is living in Tripoli, Lebanon, after leaving the UK because he believed he would be arrested.