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UK cleric’s daughter is a pole dancer

world Updated: Sep 29, 2008 01:09 IST
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Omar Bakri Mohammad, the Muslim preacher of hate who now lives in Lebanon after being exiled from Britain, has a daughter who loves pole dancing and is willing to go topless if the venue is right.

According to The Sun, busty Yasmin Fostok, 27, leads a secret life after rebelling against her fanatical Muslim dad who rants against Western “depravity”. She has performed in London pole dancing bars and gyrated half-naked in cages at club nights. “I’m willing to go topless if the venue is right,” she was quoted as saying.

Yasmin, a party-loving girl, quit the family home in North London four years ago.

“I don’t get on with my dad. I don’t agree with his views. I just get on with my life and that’s it,” she said.

A source close to Yasmin, who has a three-year-old son, said, “Bakri would have a heart attack if he saw his daughter on stage. “She was brought up a strict Muslim and had all of his extreme teachings about morality drummed into her head. But she has been leading a wild double life thrashing about on stage in pole dancing clubs and drinking and partying like there’s no tomorrow. Yasmin has no time for Bakri’s evil views.”

Exiled Bakri, known as the Tottenham Ayatollah, reacted with horror when told about Yasmin — now living as a single mum after an arranged marriage to a Turk collapsed. The 50-year-old cleric — who has set up home in Beirut after being booted out of Britain — told The Sun: “If this is true I am deeply shocked.”