Skip to comments.Qatada back on the streets within days
Posted on 02/06/2012 5:39:26 PM PST by rdl6989
Abu Qatada, the radical Islamic preacher once described as Osama bin Ladens right hand man in Europe, will be back on the streets within days after being granted bail. A senior immigration judge said yesterday that Qatada could be released despite even his own defence team suggesting that he posed a grave risk to Britains national security.
Qatada was granted bail by Mr Justice Mitting after the European Court of Human Rights ruled last month that he could not be deported to his native Jordan.
The bail conditions will be similar to those set in 2008, with the cleric confined to his home for all but two one-hour periods each day. He will also be allowed to take one of his five children to school.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
SNIPPET: “European judges ruling on Abu Qatada ‘ a threat to our national security
The European Court of Human Rights is undermining Britains national security by giving terrorists such as Abu Qatada grounds to remain in this country, senior MPs have warned.”
PHOTO CAPTION: “Abu Qatada is named by US authorities as responsible for recruiting dozens of terrorists Photo: REUTERS”
“Abu Qatada back on the streets within days
Abu Qatada, the radical Islamic preacher once described as Osama bin Ladens right hand man in Europe, will be back on the streets within days after being granted bail.”
By Tom Whitehead, Security Editor10:00PM GMT 06 Feb 2012
SNIPPET: “Restrictions on his movement, however, could be lifted if the Home Secretary fails to show within three months that progress is being made in negotiations with Jordan regarding his extradition.”
SNIPPET: “The decision to release Qatada, a 51-year-old father of five, means he can return home and will be able to claim up to £1,000 a month in state benefits. The taxpayer will also have to foot up to £500,000 a year for his security surveillance.
Critics attacked the decision as a disgrace, while the Home Office warned that Qatada remained a dangerous man who posed a real threat to our security.”
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