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Travolta is bad influence on daughters?

Muslim cleric Abu Hamza has warned his followers to prevent their daughters from seeing dance sequences of actor John Travolta.

india Updated: Jan 14, 2006 18:09 IST

Muslim cleric Abu Hamza, who is presently facing trial in a London court for his radical Islamic and terrorist leanings, has warned his followers to prevent their daughters from seeing dance sequences of Hollywood actor John Travolta.

In a taped address shown to the Old Bailey, the former radical imam of Finsbury Park Mosque, north London, said: "Now you ask a woman, 'Go, I have a good husband for you.'

"This brother he's a mujahid [freedom fighter] and she looks at him and says, 'Oh look, his forehead is black, probably he's praying'. She likes John Travolta, who is dancing and moving his stomach as quick as the - as I don't know what - and she likes that because if he was wearing the proper dress which has been imposed on him by Muslims she wouldn't even think about him," The Telegraph quoted Hamza, as saying

He also warned that girls would learn new words at school and could be disrespectful to their fathers in the near future.

Forty-seven-year Hamza has been accused of nine counts of soliciting to murder, four counts of using threatening, abusive or insulting behaviour and two further counts of possessing abusive recordings with a view to distribution and possession of a document useful to preparing terrorism.

First Published: Jan 14, 2006 17:52 IST