Skip to comments.Abu Qatada To Finally Be Deported To Jordan
Posted on 07/06/2013 8:29:07 AM PDT by the scotsman
'Abu Qatada will be moved to RAF Northolt in west London and deported to Jordan in the early hours of Sunday morning.
It marks the end of a near decade-long legal battle to remove the preacher, who the Government has described as a "truly dangerous individual" and a "key player" in al Qaeda-related terrorism.
Sky News understands the 51-year-old will be driven from Belmarsh prison in southeast London to RAF Northolt around midnight tonight.
A military aircraft will be waiting to take off around 2am on Sunday, heading for an isolated airstrip near the Jordanian capital Amman.
The cleric will be transferred to the maximum security Muwaqqar prison, which houses dozens of convicted terrorists.
It is understood that Qatada will be held in solitary confinement at the jail, until the Jordanian authorities can put him on trial.
Qatada originally fled the Middle East and arrived in the UK in 1993. He was granted asylum the following year.
His increasingly radical sermons caught the attention of the security services in Britain and in numerous other countries.
A Spanish judge described him as the "spiritual head of the mujaheddin in Britain".'
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Unless it is misinformation, why are the exact logistical details of the transfer published in the media?
If he’s “truly dangerous” just shoot him. Oh, I forgot. England is far too civilized to actually kill a dangerous enemy. Far better to send him to a country that will let him build his network even more, rake in money so he canplan and pay for the next act of islamist mass murder.
Good plan, England.
It is understood that Qatada will be held in solitary confinement at the jail, until the Jordanian authorities can put him on trial. Qatada originally fled the Middle East and arrived in the UK in 1993. He was granted asylum the following year.
“UK deports radical cleric Abu Qatada after legal marathon”
By REUTERS07/07/2013 09:25
SNIPPET: “LONDON - Britain deported radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada to Jordan on Sunday, ending eight years of government efforts to send him home for trial on charges of alleged terrorism.
A plane carrying the cleric left RAF Northolt in west London at around 2.45 a.m. (0145 GMT), media reported.”