The BBC had to apologize to Buckingham Palace for revealing that Queen Elizabeth II had lobbied the then Labour Government to arrest the Abu Hamza al-Masri, the notorious Islamic fundamentalist cleric who preached at the Finsbury Mosque in North London. Al-Masri was arrested by British authorities in 2004 and was subsequently on several charges concerning material support for terrorism and incitement. The U.S. has been seeking to extradite al-Masri to charge him with providing support to al Qaeda amongst other charges.
I understand royal protocol and all but this revelation requires no apology from the BBC nor should Buckingham Palace be embarrassed by it. I’m glad the Queen doesn’t like Islamic radicals who want to breach the peace and overthrow the government. If not for the Queen perhaps al-Masri would be still be at large.
So I say God Praise The Queen.
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