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Radical group wants the Queen to wear a burkha

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November 02, 2009 22:19 IST
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Radical Muslims, who are seeking to introduce sharia laws in the United Kingdom, have said the British Queen will be forced to wear a burkha and cover up in public, according to a media report.

Abu Rumaysah, spokesman for pro-sharia campaigners Islam4UK, said the Queen would be forced to cover up in public from head to foot, with only her eyes visible. "If the Queen decides to go outside she is to cover herself like every other woman," Amjem Choudary, an extremist Islamist leader, was quoted as saying by the Daily Express.

Choudary, the right-hand man of exiled Islamist cleric Sheikh Omar Bakri Mohammed, earlier demanded the royal palace

be renamed Buckingham Masjid, and the Mall, which approaches he palace, would become Masjid Road.

Choudary, who is leading the campaigning to introduce sharia courts in the UK, claimed to have uncovered historical evidence which challenges the right of Queen Elizabeth II to live at the royal palace.

"We find ourselves in the year 2009, waiting for Rome to fall, waiting for the White House to fall and indeed waiting for Buckingham Palace to fall," he was quoted as saying by the British tabloid.

Choudary said once the sharia was established the Queen's official residence in London would have a dome fitted and a tannoy system to call followers to prayer. The Islam4UK movement is made up of leading members of the banned radical al-Muhajiroun group which was once led by Choudary. Around 15 per cent of people convicted in the UK of terrorism-related offences in the last decade were either members of the group or had links to it, the report claimed.

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