Muslim charged with speech crime

Abu Izzadeen, the man who gave Home Secretary John Reid a well-deseved heckling at a meeting in East London last September, has been bailed after appearinng in court on "terrorism" charges.

His arrest is said to be unrelated to that incident. Instead, he is being charged under the controversial Section 1 of the Terrorism Act 2006. He is alleged to have encouraged teerrorism in a speech he made in Birmingham last year marking the first anniversary of the July 7 attacks