Radical preacher Anjem Choudary, the leader of the now banned Islam4UK, said “there will be other Lee Rigbys” during a heated debate on immigration.
He also joked about expecting Home Secretary Theresa May to change the law, so she can take away his British passport.
Fresh from taking on the debate over the welfare state, Channel 5 last night aired a special programme on the ever-so-simple and light-hearted topic of immigration, including contributions from Choudary, and also a failed Apprentice candidate, a former pop star, and a woman famous for having been married to the England football manager.
Former editor of The Sun, Kelvin MacKenzie, was also on the panel.
But none sparked such a reaction on social media as Choudary, with many questioning why he should be allowed on the programme.
In an interview with one of the presenters, Nick Ferrari, Choudary said: “Afghanistan is not occupying Britain. Britain (sic) are going to Muslim countries and killing people.
“This will have repercussions in this country and unless we wake up to this fact, there will be other Lee Rigbys.”
Choudary declined Mr Ferrari’s offer to condemn the killing of Lee Rigby, pointing out that although Fusilier Rigby was a drummer, he was also a soldier who had also served in Afghanistan.
Asked if he saw himself as a British Muslim, he said: “I am a Muslim living in Britain, who has a British passport – I think it’s a matter of time before Theresa May changes the law and takes my passport away.”
We can only hope!