UK to Ban Extremist Muslim Groups Who "Glorify" Terrorism

(Guardian-UK) Alan Travis and Patrick Wintour - Extremist Muslim groups who "glorify" terrorism are likely to be banned in Britain as early as this summer after MPs voted by 327 to 279 Wednesday to impose new laws designed to clamp down on the celebration of terrorism in speech, placards, or on the Internet, reinstating the laws banning the glorification of terrorism. Tony Blair said passage of the law means that any repeat of the offensive placards celebrating the July 7 bombings exhibited at a demonstration a fortnight ago in London will lead to prosecutions. Two groups likely to be banned are Hizb ut-Tahrir and Omar Bakri's al-Muhajiroun, groups already named by Blair.

2006-02-17 00:00:00

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