LONDON (Reuters) - Militant Islamists will continue to attack Britain until the government pulls its troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan, one of the country's most outspoken Islamic clerics said on Friday.We already knew this was all about Iraq, right? But for some reason he just kept talking:
A dream of a worldwide Islamic (Islamofascist) Caliphate? I thought this was all about Iraq, or U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia, or too many Jews in the Middle East, or something else that's the West's fault. Maybe it really does have more to do with Tours and Vienna than the soundbite media likes to admit.
In an interview with Reuters, [Sheikh Omar Bakri Mohammed] described Osama bin Laden, leader of the radical Islamist network al Qaeda, as "a sincere man who fights against evil forces."
Bakri said he would like Britain to become an Islamic state but feared he would be deported before his dream was realized.
"I would like to see the Islamic flag fly, not only over number 10 Downing Street, but over the whole world," he said.