An Islamist cleric who has
defended suicide bombings and the execution of homosexuals is to be allowed to
enter the UK, sparking a major row between government departments.
The Observer understands
that senior civil servants in the Home Office and Foreign Office have
recommended that ministers approve an application by Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi,
who is banned from entering the United States, to come to London for medical
The news has prompted unease
in the Department for Communities and Local Government, which fears that
allowing Qaradawi in might offend other faith groups as well as many Muslims.
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Se også denne faktasamlingen
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