QUEEN TELLS ABU: HOOK ORF! Red faces as BBC man blabs monarch’s private chat
THE Queen became furious at the maniac rantings of hook-handed Abu Hamza and contacted the Home Secretary to find out why the loon had not been nicked. Her Majesty’s unprecedented intervention only became public after a blabbermouth BBC man broke royal protocol and repeated a private chat with the monarch on air.
The Queen was so ‘upset’ by the content of his hate sermons, she asked the minister of state “why is he he still at large?”, BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner reported.
Her intervention was revealed as the one- eyed criminal lost his final appeal against extradition to the U.S.
According to the BBC veteran Gardner, the Queen “was upset that her country and its subjects were being denigrated by this man who was using this country as a platform for his very violent, hateful views”.
When asked on the Today programme how he knew, he said: “She told me”.
However, the BBC has since written to the Palace and apologised on behalf of Mr Gardner as the conversation should have remained private. The Queen’s political views are meant to be confidential.
Her upset over Hamza’s freedom was because the security services, including MI5, had wrongly dismissed the hate preacher as a ‘noisy troublemaker’ rather than a man bent on inciting violence.
In the years before his arrest in late 2004 he preached to encourage Jihad in the UK and called Britain a ‘toilet’ – despite claiming huge sums in benefits.
“The Queen was pretty upset that there was no way to arrest him,” Mr Gardner said.
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