Clerk accused of inciting murders of "persons unknown"
February 21, 2002 9:51 AM   Subscribe

Clerk accused of inciting murders of "persons unknown" refused bail in the UK. Creating cassettes with titles like "No Peace with the Jews", this trial is one to watch and tread carefully with.
posted by dabitch (4 comments total)
Do you mean cleric?
posted by jackiemcghee at 10:34 AM on February 21, 2002

I would really have to know more about what's on the tapes he was distributing to have an opinion on this. "No peace with the Jews" is not a friendly title, but it doesn't necessarily mean he's a criminal.
posted by bingo at 11:13 AM on February 21, 2002

"You can go to India and if you see a Hindu walking down the road you can kill him and take his money," Mr El-Faisal is alleged to have said. That sounds wrong.
posted by Mack Twain at 1:33 PM on February 21, 2002

From the article:

Mr Butt told the court that Mr El-Faisal was an imam at mosques in north London and a respected member of the community. This is a very sensitive case, and we need to tread very carefully," he said.

"This case will be watched by Muslims not only here in the UK but around the world."

Gee, that sure sounds like a threat to me. Also, how amusing that the cleric's lawyer is named Butt!
posted by Rastafari at 4:11 PM on February 21, 2002

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