Monday, August 21, 2006

Manchester - muslim martyrs win praise at rally

Muslim 'martyrs' win praise at rally

CONTROVERSY: Dr Tamimi.
CONTROVERSY: Dr Tamimi.
AN Islamic academic has told an 8,000-strong crowd at a Muslim rally in Manchester that dying for your beliefs is "just".

Dr Azzam Tamimi, who has previously said he was prepared to be a suicide bomber, described martyrs as those who were "prepared to stand up in defiance of George Bush and Tony Blair". He told the audience they should see themselves as "Muslims in Europe" and not "European Muslims".

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