Theresa May defends decision to exclude Palestinian activist from UK.


The home secretary, Theresa May, has defended her decision to exclude the Palestinian political activist Sheikh Raed Salah from Britain, insisting that she will take pre-emptive action against those who encourage extremism.

A high court judge is to decide whether Salah’s arrest and detention was illegal and if he should be entitled to damages for false imprisonment.

Salah, 52, is leader of the northern branch of the Islamic movement in Israel, and was detained in London in June after it emerged he had been allowed to enter Britain despite an exclusion order being issued against him. Salah, a Palestinian with Israeli citizenship, is on bail pending the outcome of his legal challenge. Read More Here

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