British Government Bans Radical Islamist Group

LONDON (AP) -- The British government is banning a tiny radical Muslim group that attracted ire by protesting outside the U.S. Embassy on the anniversary of Sept. 11 and burning memorial poppies on Remembrance Day

Home Secretary Theresa May said the group would be outlawed from midnight Thursday.

May said she was satisfied the group was "simply another name" for an organization already banned for glorifying terrorism under names including al-Ghurabaa, The Saved Sect, al-Muhajiroun and Islam4UK.

The group's spokesman, Anjem Choudary, accused the government of trying "to cover up the truth."

The order comes after members of the group barged into a London mosque where a lawmaker was meeting constituents last month, prompting officials to lock him in a room for his own safety.