Sir Paul McCartney described as 'the enemy of every Muslim'
Radical Muslim preacher Omar Bakri Mohammed claims suicide bombers could attack a gig Sir Paul McCartney is playing tomorrow in Tel Aviv as part of celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of Israel.
The Lebanon-based preacher described the former Beatle as ‘the enemy of every Muslim’ adding: ‘If he values his life, Mr McCartney must not come to Israel. He will not be safe there. The sacrifice operatives will be waiting for him.’
On the other side of the divide, extreme right-wing Jewish groups said they would try to disrupt the concert in protest at British ‘anti-Semitic elements’ reports the Telegraph.
‘We are going to disrupt Mr McCartney’s concert on Thursday,’ said Itamar Ben Gvir, a right-wing activist. ‘We are going to create a balanced formula whereby British people who come here will suffer just as Israelis suffer in Britain when they are being threatened and condemned by anti-Semitic elements.’
Sir Paul McCartney was said to be ‘shocked but not intimidated by the comments’.
The pop legend is determined to perform in Israel forty years after the Beatles were forbidden from performing on the grounds that they would cause mass hysteria amongst the country’s youth.