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British Police Arrest Protester for Dressing Like Suicide Bomber


British police say they have arrested a man who dressed as suicide bomber at a demonstration against the publication of cartoons depicting Islam's Prophet Muhammad.

Bedfordshire police said Tuesday that Omar Khayam was arrested in Bedford for breaching the conditions of his parole.

Police said the British Home Office sought an investigation of Khayam's behavior after he was photographed last week at a demonstration dressed in fatigues, a black cap, and a bulky belt.

A Home Office spokesman told the Associated Press that if the behavior of a paroled offender gives cause for concern, he can be sent back to prison.

The AP also reports Khayam has been on parole from prison since last year after serving half his six-year sentence for drug dealing.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.
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