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Hostage-taking 'legitimate'

A notorious British radical Islamic activist has described Irish and other hostages currently under threat of beheading in Afghanistan and Iraq as ‘legitimate targets’. Anjem Choudary, whose fundamentalist group is being watched by security services, has also claimed that the Koran justifies the kidnapping and killing of Westerners in occupied Muslim lands. He accused Irish-born aid worker Margaret Hassan and Co Armagh UN election worker Annetta Flanigan of shoring up the occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq. Choudary told The Observer at Trinity College Dublin: ‘They [the women] only have themselves to blame. These people are all legitimate targets.’ Full Story

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