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Campaign group for Muslim prisoners in mock Obama killing

Duncan Gardham

Published 14/05/2011 | 05:00

A campaign group for Muslim prisoners, which is partnered by Amnesty International, has published a mock execution of US President Barack Obama.

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CagePrisoners, run by Moazzam Begg, a former Guantanamo detainee, published a fake picture of Mr Obama with head wounds and headlined it: "Breaking news: Barack Obama is dead."

The article underneath, which has been duplicated on Muslim forums across the internet, described the US president as a war criminal and claimed he had been killed by Pakistani security forces at a compound in Surrey.

Mr Obama's wife Michelle was also said to have been killed when she was used as "a shield".

"Obama was cremated at the stake after a Christian funeral on board an aircraft carrier," the article said, mocking the Muslim funeral given to Bin Laden.

The article, by Fahad Ansari, criticised Mr Obama for the campaign of drone attacks against al-Qa'ida in Pakistan.

Amnesty International said it did not approve of the article but would continue to work with the group. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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