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Britain frees radical cleric Abu Qatada
Reuters ^ | Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:43pm EST | Peter Griffiths

Posted on 02/13/2012 10:47:11 PM PST by Olog-hai

LONDON (Reuters)—A radical cleric once described as "Osama bin Laden's right-hand man in Europe" was freed from a British prison to live under virtual house arrest on Monday after a court ruled that his detention without trial was unlawful.

The Jordanian preacher known as Abu Qatada must wear an electronic tag to allow the police to keep track of him, spend 22 hours a day at his family home and is banned from using the Internet and mobile phones.

Twice convicted in his absence in Jordan of involvement in terrorist plots, Britain says he is still a national security risk and should be deported before London hosts the Olympic Games in July and August.

Britain says videotapes of his sermons were found in a German apartment used by three of the people who carried out al Qaeda's September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. …

The European Court of Human Rights ruled last week that his detention without charge was unlawful and that Britain must not send him to Jordan.

Seven European judges ruled that Qatada would not receive a fair trial in Jordan because evidence against him may have been obtained using torture.

His case has been a thorn in the side of successive British governments.

Prime Minister David Cameron, under pressure from some in his Conservative Party to stand up to Europe, said last week it was "completely unacceptable" that Britain can not detain Qatada or deport him. …

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abuqatada; islamists; jihad; osamabinladen

1 posted on 02/13/2012 10:47:18 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Paging Mitch Rapp


2 posted on 02/13/2012 11:10:23 PM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Olog-hai

“Britain says videotapes of his sermons were found in a German apartment used by three of the people who carried out al Qaeda’s September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. … “

Why is this idiot still around, this long after 9/11?


3 posted on 02/13/2012 11:13:58 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle
Why is this idiot still around, this long after 9/11?

Haven't you heard about the European Court of Human Rights? This court will tell you that when a burglar comes for a visit you should respect his human rights, but he, being a criminal, doesn't need to respect yours. And this court has power to cram their decision down your throat.

4 posted on 02/13/2012 11:40:40 PM PST by Greysard
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To: F15Eagle

He is around because liberals and socialists are bed-wetters.


5 posted on 02/13/2012 11:42:17 PM PST by Buddy Sorrell (It's Algebra, Uncle Fletcher.)
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To: Olog-hai

an ex-Brit Army sniper should fix this error


6 posted on 02/14/2012 12:06:45 AM PST by LeoWindhorse
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Hark!!

7 posted on 02/14/2012 12:44:24 AM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: LeoWindhorse

He is a walking dead man if he returns to Jordan.


8 posted on 02/14/2012 1:34:05 AM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: Tainan

he shouldn’t be allowed to run around in Britain .
When is enough enough ? How far does this tolerance insanity extend ? If you tolerate this evil it will swallow everything .


9 posted on 02/14/2012 1:42:00 AM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: Buddy Sorrell

He is around because those with singular determination have taken over positions of influence in the British Government. That singular determination is to pave the way for the downfall of western christian civilization. Religion and Culture are not separate entities. Get ready for the next caliphate popping up in the UK. It will take a thousand years to cleanse Britain of this scourge.


10 posted on 02/14/2012 3:13:52 AM PST by x_plus_one (there is an unholy alliance between the Left and Islam, with radical Islam using the Liberal media)
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To: x_plus_one

Nonsense.

Are you seriously suggesting Muslim sleepers in the UK Govt?. Ridiculous.

What we have is a PM and Govt who refuse to explot a loophole which states that we actually dont have to abide by the ECHR rulings, merely take them under advisement.


11 posted on 02/14/2012 3:53:35 AM PST by the scotsman (I)
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To: Olog-hai

And when the islamists set off bombs again in England or take down jets taking off from Heathrow will anyone criticize this little move????


12 posted on 02/14/2012 4:32:58 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Joe Boucher
Oh so little have they learned. All in the name of Political Correctness! WTF
13 posted on 02/14/2012 4:49:54 AM PST by redflash ("A dog is a dog until you look him in the face, then he is Mr. Dog!")
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To: Olog-hai
"Britain frees radical cleric Abu Qatada".

Right. But those nincompoops are keeping Michael Savage on their terrorist list. WTF !!!!!!!!

Its chickenshit tea, say I !!!!

14 posted on 02/14/2012 5:23:41 AM PST by Robert Drobot (Fiat voluntas tua)
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To: F15Eagle

Because of “due process”.


15 posted on 02/14/2012 5:25:33 AM PST by Vanders9
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To: the scotsman

So what kind of population bomb are you projecting for the year 2020 or 2030? When there are more islamics voting for sharia in GB will there be a quiet submission to their rule?


16 posted on 02/14/2012 8:46:47 AM PST by x_plus_one (there is an unholy alliance between the Left and Islam, with radical Islam using the Liberal media)
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To: x_plus_one

Muslim population of Britain (inc. all white and black converts): 3%.

Native, white population of Britain: 94%.


17 posted on 02/14/2012 10:02:08 AM PST by the scotsman (I)
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To: the scotsman
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/damianthompson/100069830/the-muslim-population-has-grown-from-1-65-million-to-2-87-million-since-2001-say-researchers-what-does-this-mean-for-liberal-britain/

Pew’s UK figure for 2010 is 2,869,000, which is equivalent to 4.6% of the population. In absolute terms, the UK has the third largest Muslim community on the continent, after Germany (4,119,000) and France (3,574,000).

In percentage terms, the UK is in ninth position, after Belgium (6.0%), France, Austria and Switzerland (5.7%), The Netherlands (5.5%), Germany (5.0%), Sweden (4.9%) and Greece (4.7%). UK Muslims account for 16.8% of all Muslims in Western Europe. ****************************************************88 These 2010 figures are not necessarily correct. Who believes polls and surveys when their overall intent is to calm the masses?

18 posted on 02/16/2012 12:13:50 PM PST by x_plus_one (there is an unholy alliance between the Left and Islam, with radical Islam using the Liberal media)
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To: x_plus_one

Is the Muslim pop. too big?. Yes.
Is it going to rise?. Yes.

Does that mean Islam will conquer Britain?. No. And the idea that a group of 3% could ever do so is ridiculous.

And I will point out for the 9,765,438th time here that the vast majority of British and Irish Muslims are decent, law abiding people. The scum minority are just that: a minority.

They are scum and dangerous and we have to combat their extremism both within and outwith the UK Muslim community.

But ‘all’ British Muslims dangerous or extreme?. No more than the IRA makes all Irish Catholics violent thugs or the KKK makes all white Americans racists.


19 posted on 02/16/2012 3:39:26 PM PST by the scotsman (I)
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