The Holocaust denying former Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, who called for Britain to be destroyed, will not be making a publicised visit to the UK next week to meet MPs.

Sheikh Ekrima Sabri was due to be in Britain from 11 to 15 September, as guest of pro-Palestine group EuroPal to discuss the "recent escalation" in Israel.

Sabri has a history of anti-Semitic and terrorist-supporting views, which led to his removal as Jerusalem's Islamic leader by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in 2006.

He threatened that Jewish prayer at Jerusalem's Temple Mount would "prompt massacres" and lead to "rivers of blood".

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