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London, Asharq Al-Awsat- Islamic fundamentalists in Britain held a conference coinciding with the anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

Members of the fundamentalist “Al-Ghuraba” movement gave speeches and a Ramadan fast breaking dinner was held during the London event.

The conference was held under the banner, “The September Attacks: Have You Learned the Lesson?” while, Omar Bakri Fustuq, the Lebanese Islamist who established the fundamentalist “Al-Muhajiroun” movement which dissolved itself took part in it from Beirut through a satellite Video link up. The participants chanted when Bakri, who is banned from entering Britain, appeared on the screen talking about the camps of right and falsehood and the continuation of the struggle until the hour of judgment.

Lawyer Anjum Chaudhry, the former secretary general of the fundamentalist movement, said in a telephone interview with Asharq Al-Awsat that the conference started at 1830 hours and continued until 2130 during which there was a fast breaking dinner. Bakri claimed through the video link that British intelligence tried to assassinate him in his apartment in Beirut and described Osama Bin Laden as a true Muslim because he resists US policies. On his part, Saif-al-Islam, a Briton of Asian origin from the Salafist Youths group in Luton, praised Al-Qaeda’s leader who confronted, according to him, “the West’s dictatorship and hypocrisy” and said in his speech: “The West will not know security and safety if the foreign forces are not withdrawn from the Muslims’ lands.”

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