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Radical Islamic cleric advocates attack on Dublin Airport

Published 15/11/2006

A radical Islamic cleric who is banned from Britain for supporting terrorism has reportedly advocated an attack on Dublin Airport.

The BBC says Omar Bakri Mohammed has classified the airport as a legitimate target in the mistaken belief that it is being used to transport US soldiers to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Mohammed, the founder of the now-disbanded al-Muhajiroun group, left Britain for Lebanon last year and was subsequently banned from returning by the British Government.

The BBC says he has since been broadcasting his views via an Internet chatroom and has suggested that Dublin Airport, which he appears to confuse with Shannon, should be part of "the battlefield".

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