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Britain Set to Free Islamic Movement Radical Raad Salah

Britain will free Muslim radical Raad Salah Monday if he agrees to conditions, including wearing an electronic tag and a ban on public speaking.
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
First Publish: 7/16/2011, 10:01 PM

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Britain will free Islamic Movement radical Raad Salah on Monday if he agrees to conditions, including wearing an electronic tag and a ban on public speaking.

Salah, who has been arrested, jailed and freed on several times in Israel for incitement, violence and attacking policemen, was taken into custody after British authorities mistakenly allowed him into the country.

His supporters protested the detention order, calling Salah a “man of peace” although he is blacklisted from Britain. His attorneys appealed the order and told judges that he is not a security risk.

The British Home Office agreed to release him Monday after officials verify his intended location while on bail.

He also must wear an electronic tag, honor a curfew at night and agreed not speak in public.

Salah heads to northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel and has the leader of several anti-Israel demonstrations in his home town of Umm el-Fahm, located northeast of Netanya, and at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

His radical ideas, which resulted in a split from the southern branch of the Islamic Movement, have made him popular among Palestinian Authority Arabs as well as Israeli citizens who are Arabs.