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UK 'suicide bomb' protester apologises

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The political fallout from the protests against the Danish cartoons of Mohammed continues in Britain. Opposition Conservatives have criticised the police for failing to make any arrests. The prime minister’s office has branded some of the placards inciting violence “completely unaceptable”. The man who dressed as a would-be suicide bomber has apologised:

Omar Khayam told the press: “My method of protest has offended many people, especially the families of the victims of the July bombings. This was not my aim. What happened in July was a tragedy and unislamic. I do not condone these murderous acts.” He continued: “I do not support terrorism or extremism. I would like to apologise unreservedly and wholeheartedly to the families of the victims I understand it was wrong, unjustified and insensitive of me to protest in this way.” Police say specialist officers recorded evidence during the demo and that arrests will be made as necessary. Mainstream Muslim groups in Britain have condemnded the actions of some of the protesters.