Followers of radical Syrian Muslim extremist Omar Bakri Mohammed were asked to pray in a message posted on "Islam4UK." "Sheikh Omar Bakri Muhammad is indeed in a weak situation and he is needy for your support and he is needy for your help, and we ask you to make dua (prayer) for him and we ask you again to make dua against those who wish to harm him...the loss of such a man will leave a huge vacuum in the heart of the Muslim Ummah," the message read."
Bakri settled in Lebanon after he was barred from Britain in the wake of the July 7th, 2005 attacks in London. Last January, Lebanese security forces issued an arrest warrant was issued for him over allegations that he provided weapons and helped set up a group linked to al Qaeda in Lebanon. Though still on the run, Bakri will be sentenced by a military court on April 6th and is expected to receive a long jail sentence.
Bakri addressed a conference held by his top aide, Anjem Choudhary, at Sudbury Primary School by phone from Lebanon last week. He called for the establishment of the Islamic Rule in Britain in his 40-minute telephone speech.