Sheikh Omar Bakri, one of the most extreme and dangerous Muslim leaders in Britain (and that takes some doing), realized he was about to be prosecuted for supporting the 7/7 bombers -- eg. calling them the 'fantastic four' -- and managed to flee to Lebanon (although by flee I mean, got on a flight at Heathrow, showing his own passport). Initially it was claimed he'd gone for good, now, unfortunately, he's saying he's just on vacation.
Let's hope it's a long, long one. Although I have a horrible feeling that Sheikh Bakri, who lived off government benefits -- also known as my tax money -- for 20 years, topping up his £250-a-week payments with an extra £50 incapacity allowance*, might think again once he discovers that the Lebanese welfare state is rather less generous with its allowances than the satanic infidel government in Britain.
*"Islam allows me to take the benefit the system offers. I'm fully eligible. It is very difficult for me to get a job. Anyway, most of the leadership of the Islamic movement is on [state] benefit.'"
-- Sheikh Omar Bakri, The Daily Mirror, September 7, 1996