Jihadi preacher linked to bin Laden allowed to stay in UK despite ‘extremist’ views

The Yemeni-born imam has spent more than a decade fighting for UK citizenship in a case that has cost the British taxpayer tens of thousands of pounds in court bills.

The Telegraph is prevented from naming the preacher under protection given him by the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC).

The special court has ruled that the 50-year-old preacher – known in documents as FM – is not entitled to a British passport because of his extremist views and connections to bin Laden.