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Islamist preacher ditches prayer for bin Laden

The Local · 8 May 2011, 10:05

Published: 08 May 2011 10:05 GMT+02:00

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While planning the meeting, Vogel had said he would pray for bin Laden’s soul with a prayer for the dead on the Roßmarkt in the centre of the city, attracting immense criticism and arousing serious concern for security.

Authorities granted him permission for the rally only after he promised not to speak about bin Laden, and moved it from the city centre to the Rebstockgelände out of town.

The 32-year-old German convert to Islam from the Rhineland region had initially said he would pray for bin Laden regardless, but on the day he did not mention him.

Around 450 people showed up to hear him speak – along with many police. But shortly before Vogel arrived in Frankfurt, an entry on his homepage apologised for what he called his, “clumsy actions,” and distanced himself from the idea of praying for bin Laden.

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13:57 May 8, 2011 by Al uk
The enemy within.
14:51 May 8, 2011 by Englishted
Why can he spread hate and it is O.K.,but when the N.P.D. come to town everyone is up in arms ?.

Both as bad for freedom.
15:00 May 8, 2011 by derExDeutsche
he just looks like such a meat head ... and ginger on top of it ... no wonder he's so pissed, the guys one of osamas virgins ...
15:32 May 8, 2011 by Landmine
Another moron that thinks he is somone....
18:20 May 8, 2011 by lordkorner
Take off the tea cosy,slap on a checked shirt ,a pair of jeans and you have your average Provo...
19:11 May 8, 2011 by Katzerina
this guy was obviously a narcissistic loser long before he found a religious venue to attract the attention he has always desired.
20:01 May 8, 2011 by tallady
What a fall from any kind of meager grace this moron has achieved.
00:45 May 9, 2011 by JPaul
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12:30 May 9, 2011 by bugger
He looks like a looser who was nobody before he joined the religion of peace. Kind of like ugly white chicks in USA who days down with USA at Jihadi hatefests.

Both cases people lacking attention and love turning to the Islamist/Salafist gangs as they are biggest gang with a global franchise. Before it used to Mafia in Y , Bloods & Krips etc in LA.
19:38 May 9, 2011 by EastPrussia
How pathetic. Another person trying to be controversial in oder to boost his own worthless self-importance. Get a job.
06:44 May 10, 2011 by MfromUSA
He looks like a fat, red-headed white boy from the midwest USA.

WHAT is his gig?????

Preacher??? No way!

Opportunist?? Likely.

Throw him in the nearest river and see if he knows how to swim.
09:34 May 11, 2011 by JPaul
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