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.