British Muslims Oppose Sending Terror Suspect to U.S.
Britain began extradition hearings on Wednesday for a man wanted in the United States for using Web sites to raise money for Islamic militant attacks, but Muslim groups said he should be tried at home. Babar Ahmad, 30, a British-born Muslim in custody since August 2004, ran Web sites urging Muslims to fund and fight a holy war in Chechnya and Afghanistan, said lawyer John Hardy on behalf of the U.S. government. Ahmad’s Web site declared: “Muslims must use any means at their disposal to prepare and train for the Jihad,” Hardy told Bow Street Magistrates Court in central London. Full Story