Daily Mail 15 Sep 2008
SIR PAUL McCartney will be killed by suicide bombers if he performs in Israel, a Muslim cleric has warned.
He will play to 80,000 in Tel Aviv this month in his first show since the Beatles were banned there as a corrupting influence in 1965.
Omar Bakri criticised him for playing in the year of Israel’s 60th anniversary, adding: ‘ Paul McCartney is the enemy of every Muslim. We have sacrifice operatives who will not stand by while he joins a celebration of their oppression. If he values his life, Mr McCartney must not come to Israel.’
Sir Paul said his show would go ahead.