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Lebanon Arrests Syrian-born Hardline Preacher

Lebanese security forces arrested an influential Syrian-born Islamist cleric on Sunday who went into hiding last month after a crackdown in the northern city of Tripoli to end sectarian violence fueled by civil war in neighboring Syria. Omar Bakri, who praised al-Qaida in recent speeches, founded outlawed British Islamist group Al Muhajiroun and was banished from Britain to Lebanon in 2005. He sought refuge in the mainly Sunni city of Tripoli where he was popular among young hardline...

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