Abdul Rahman Saleem

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Europe, you will pay with your blood!
~ Saleem at a Radical Islamist protest in 2006

Abdul Rahman Saleem, AKA Rahman Yahyaei, and Abu Yahya (born 1975) is an Islamic extremist and the spokesperson for the outlawed British Islamic organization Al-Muhajiroun, as well as its fellow group The Saved Sect, which has been declared an alias of Al-Muhajiroun. He was also involved in the founding of Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaah.

Biography

Abdul Rahman Saleem was born in Iran in 1975. In 1979, his family faced discrimination for their Asian heritage following the Iranian Revolution, and this sparked his interest in Militant Islam, as well as his later acquaintance with Al-Muhajiroun leaders Omar Bakri Mohammed and Anjem Choudary, which later lead to Saleem becoming spokesperson for Al-Muhajiroun.

In 2006, Saleem attended a radical Islamist demonstration outside the Danish embassy in London to protest the fact that a Danish newspaper had published a cartoon featuring the prophet Muhammed. During the protest, he chanted various slogans calling for violence through a megaphone, leading to his arrest for attempting to provoke racial and religious hatred. He was unanimously convicted of incitement to violence and trying to incite religious hatred for this incident, as well as incitement to commit terrorism overseas due to an appearance in the radical Islamist DVD Night of Power, and sentenced to three years in jail.