Radical preacher Anjem Choudary has blamed today's murder in Woolwich on David Cameron and Britain's actions in Afghanistan.
Choudary, who grew up in Woolwich, was responded to reports that the alleged beheading was perpetrated by Islamic terrorists shouting "Allah u Akbar" - God is great.
In response to the news, Choudary tweeted: "National News tell me that the man killed in woolwich is apparently being treated as "terrorist" as the attackers were shouting Allahu Akbar.
"If they were Muslims killing a British soldier then the presence of British troops in Muslim land [Afghanistan] is surely a cause of insecurity in the UK."
Referring to his upbringing in the area, Choudary continued: "I went to Mulgrave School [situated just yards from where the attack took place] & I know that the Muslim community is a peaceful one. I wonder what could have motivated this attack in Woolwich?!
"I blame Cameron for his foreign policy against Islam & Muslims! If the British regime sends people to murder Muslims in Iraq/Afghanistan, then it is bound to cause instability in the UK, time to withdraw!"
Earlier, Boris Johnson said: "I know that Londoners from all communities have been here. This is a city of incredible resilience and courage, we will come through this."
Choudary has previously courted controversy by imploring British muslms to bin their poppies on the eve of Remembrance Day, and claimed Islamic vigilantes are battling to rid London of 'evil' drunks and prostitutes.
Eric Pickles pledged Stoke-on-Trent City Council would lose just 0.2 per cent of its 'spending power' next year in the latest round of Government cuts to council funding – handing the council one of the best settlements in the country.
It means cuts of £50 million – including £21.1 million in 2013/14 – will go ahead.
Peter Bates, the city council's director of finance, accused the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) of releasing inaccurate funding information in an error-strewn official .
He said: "It's hugely disappointing from my perspective. They are still doing their sums. We still don't have all of the information we need but based on the headline figures they have provided we are much worse off than suggested.
"I received a personally-addressed email today from the civil service at the DCLG – and the figures do not even add up. That's the sort of professionalism we're dealing with at the moment.
"Funding for 2013/14 will be better than predicted, although by how much is still not clear. But what they have given us in 13/14 they have taken away, and more, in 2014/15."
Mr Pickles has faced criticism for releasing funding data based on 'spending power' calculations, which offset funding cuts by taking into assumed income from the NHS, house-building bonuses and business rates.
Newcastle Borough Council expects the true scale of cuts to be more than double the DCLG's announcement of a 2.1 per cent reduction in spending power – leading to additional cuts of £1 million from 2014.
City council leader Mohammed Pervez, below, said: "They have fiddled with the figures to make the percentages look lower. If you look at the detail, we have again been hit very hard.
"To some extent the percentages are irrelevant. We want to know what the absolute cut to our funding is and they still haven't made that clear. In the first year we probably are a little bit better off than expected – but they are taking all of the back and more in the second year.
"We are expecting to have to make savings of £50 million over two years. It is our worst nightmare, brought to life.
"They've made it sound like they've done the city a favour but in fact these are deep cuts which are seriously undermining our efforts to provide jobs and growth in the city."
and yet the people will vote for the corrupt lying two faced labour councillors what they don't tell you is that we have a debt off council tax rent outstanding will they lose there salaries oh no only recently they voted for a pay rise but as per usual they will blame the government but 1 question labour are the opposition party why are they not representing there voters and saying no considering the voters voted them in but as usual a total waste of time its a bout time stoke on trent loses these losers and voted them out once and for all