Muslim extremists behind a YouTube rant posted eight days before a scuffle during a homecoming parade of British troops were revealed today. The five men, who use aliases and the group name Muslims Against Crusades, are believed to have taken the names of known terrorists and supporters.
They whipped up a mob of 40 protesters in Barking on Tuesday, and held placards reading “baby killers” and “murderers” as more than 200 soldiers from the Royal Anglian Regiment were welcomed home from Afghanistan.
Muslims Against Crusades have claimed responsibility for the protest and the YouTube clip that urged others to take part. The video’s speaker calls himself Abu Amanah. Abu Assadullah, who is believed to lead the group, shares the name of a leader involved with terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba. A second man claims to be Abu Faris, linked to the same terror network. Another man calls himself Abu Jandal, one of Osama Bin Laden’s bodyguards. A fourth man claims to be called Abu Abbas, a Palestinian jet hijacker.