‘Funeral service’ sparks fury

HUNDREDS of Osama bin Laden supporters clashed with English Defence League extremists as a “funeral service” for the assassinated terror leader sparked fury outside London’s US Embassy.

Police stepped in to separate the chanting groups amid threats of violence from both sides.

US leaders were branded “murderers” by radicals, who warned vengeance attacks were “guaranteed”.

“It is only a matter of time before another atrocity — the West is the enemy,” Abu Muaz, 28, from east London, said.

EDL members chanted “USA, USA’ as Muslims knelt to pray for bin Laden at the opposite end of the highly-secured embassy.

The pro-bin Laden event was organised by controversial preacher Anjem Choudary.

The former British leader of the outlawed al-Muhajiroun and member of the “poppy-burning” Muslims Against Crusades extremist group called on the US to return bin Laden’s body to relatives.

He has already warned of another 7/7-style terror attack in the wake of bin Laden’s death.


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