Islamic conference delegates call Sept 11 attacks legitimate
The speakers at a controversial Islamic conference on September 11 in London have called the attacks legitimate.
Britain and the US were also threatened with suicide attacks "everywhere" if they continue to inflame Muslim opinion.
Radical imam Abu Hamza al-Masri said: "If you were on the agenda you would see suicide bombings everywhere, just like in Israel.
"So it's simple, stay away and preserve your people."
Dr Muhammad Al-Mass'ari, Secretary General of the Commission for the Defence of Legitimate Rights, echoed the comments, adding that Osama bin Laden is a "hero".
The conference, called September 11: A Towering Day in History, was initially held up by a stand-off between delegates and protesters from the British National Party.
They demonstrators dispersed from Finsbury Park mosque shortly before 10.30pm and the waiting media were then invited inside.
They were directed down into what one man waiting on the steps described as "Ground Zero" - an empty basement with a table where the speakers held court.
During an hour-long press conference, Abu Hamza described September 11 as a "turning point" and accused George Bush of "stretching" the terrorist attacks to justify a global war.
His comments were then echoed by Dr Al-Mass'ari, who said: "I agree, maybe it (September 11) wasn't the wisest thing, but legitimate, yes." He added that Osama bin Laden is "a fighter and fighting according to his beliefs. Anyone who fights according to his beliefs is a hero".
I ******* hate these people.