Saturday, July 16, 2011
U.K.: Banned jihadist hate preacher Sheikh Raed Saleh out on bail pending outcome of deportation proceedings, see photos.
"Arrangements had begun to remove Sheikh Raed Saleh (also spelled Salah)as he was subject to an exclusion order and an investigation had been launched into how he had managed to enter the country (UK)." Sheikh Raed Saleh was brought into the UK by his associates at the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign (PSC), Sheikh Raed Saleh did not "waltz right in" as incorrectly reported by Marisol Seibold at Jihad Watch, see the PSC website click here.
Marisol Seibold at Jihad Watch needs a refresher course in terrorism propaganda #101 and how things work, the PSC brought Sheikh Raed Saleh (also spelled Salah) into the UK knowing it would cause a controversy and now just loves all the free publicity it generates for the PSC "cause". Sheikh Raed Salah's name was on a UK database of banned people, but the information was routed to an incorrect terminal at Heathrow Airport. The information wasn't sent electronically, but on slips of paper. Sheikh Salah has Israeli citizenship and is the leader of the Radical Islamic Movement in Israel. The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) said he was the leader of a legitimate political organisation.
AFP - A controversial Arab-Israeli Islamist leader, Sheikh Raed Saleh, was freed on bail by a British court Friday pending the outcome of his legal challenge against efforts by the government to deport him.
Sheikh Raed Saleh, 52, was detained in London last month on the orders of Home Secretary Theresa May for entering Britain despite a government ban, although his lawyers said he had no idea he was subject to an exclusion order. Lawyers representing Saleh, head of the radical northern wing of Israel's Islamic Movement, told High Court judge Nicholas Stadlen on Friday that he did not pose a security risk and should not be held in custody.
Lawyers for Britain's interior ministry had opposed the bail application. Saleh was arrested in London on June 28 after returning from a public event in the central English city of Leicester, one of several he was attending during a week-long visit.
He had been due to speak the following day at an event at the House of Commons organised by the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign (PSC) alongside three opposition Labour lawmakers.
Sheikh Raed Saleh (also spelled Salah) has had multiple run-ins with the law in Israel, including most recently being arrested at the border with Jordan after allegedly striking an interrogator. In 2010, he spent five months behind bars for spitting at an Israeli policeman, and he has been detained several other times, including in connection with an alleged arson incident.
Sheikh Raed Saleh was also held after taking part in a the Gaza Strip-bound aid flotilla which Israeli naval commandos stormed on May 31, 2010 in an operation that killed nine Turkish activists. The Islamic Movement is tolerated in Israel but is under constant surveillance because of its perceived links with the Palestinian militant Hamas movement that controls Gaza, as well as with other Islamist groups worldwide.
Sheikh Raed Saleh leads the hardline northern branch Islamic Movement in Israel (also known as the Islamic Movement in 48 Palestine) is a movement that aims to advocate Islam among Israeli Arabs. It operates on three levels: religious (Islamic education, religious service), social (welfare services) and anti-Zionist (opposition to the State of Israel and support for Palestinian nationalism).
The position regarding Israel: Northern branch - No recognition of the State of Israel's right to exist, with the ultimate goal of it being replaced by an Islamic state. Readiness to make use of its institutions to satisfy immediate needs (violence).
BBC NEWS....Charities run by Salah's Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement were shut down by Israel in the 1990s for transferring funds to Hamas in the West Bank. Salah also was jailed in 2005 for funneling money to the terrorist group. The Islamic Movement has been described by an Israeli terrorism expert as "a faction of the Muslim Brotherhood organization."
Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh condemned the UK for Salah's arrest, calling him a "messenger of freedom, respect and human rights." Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) activists demonstrated in front of the British Cultural Centre in Gaza. One senior PIJ figure accused the British government of capitulating to the "Jewish lobby," and committing another crime after having "given the Jews a 'national homeland' in Palestine."
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