Islamist fanatic Abu Izzadeen last night vowed to publicly confront Home Secretary Theresa May if she travels to Muslim areas to promote the Government’s counter-terrorism regulations.
The preacher – who has served a jail sentence for inciting hatred and raising funds for terrorism – hit the headlines in 2006 when he heckled then Home Secretary John Reid.
Abu Izzadeen had called for the beheading of any Muslim in the British Army. He was released early.
But days after Mrs May launched a fresh crackdown on home-grown terror, dubbed the Prevent Strategy, Izzadeen promised to challenge her “face to face” as she tries to stop the spread of radical Islam across the UK.
Last night the 35-year-old said: “If they are willing to put these issues on the table and discuss them I am more than ready.
“I am quite sure Theresa May will not come off any better than John Reid.
“And if she thinks I am joking she is wrong.
“Wherever she will be next I will be dressed in white so she will be able to recognise me.
“This is a re-hash of a failed policy.”
Izzadeen’s sidekick Anjem Choudary, 43, former head of banned Islamist group al-Muhajiroun, said: “This is a challenge to our ideology and our religion.
“We will be going from area to area, wherever the Government is going to put more money, and we will radicalise the youth before the Government gets there.
“There are many institutions and mosques on the Government’s payroll. This is blood money.
“They want to create a docile brand of Islam but it is not going to happen.”