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Abu Qatada evades deportation, again

12 November 2012

On any normal day, the fact that Abu Qatada has won his appeal against deportation would be a major news story. But today it has been pushed down the running order by the slew of BBC stories.

The court’s reason for granting his appeal is that Qatada, in its judgement, would not receive a fair trial in Jordan. The government, which negotiated extensively with Amman to try and satisfy the courts on this point, will appeal. I suspect that Theresa May’s statement to the Commons on the matter later this afternoon will be defiant.

It does seem absurd that someone who is not a British citizen, came here illegally and is believed by the government to be a dangerous individual cannot be removed from the country. If we are to wait until Jordan has satisfied our courts that its legal processes guarantee him a fair trial, then we could be waiting a very long time.

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  • Tooth for a tooth

    Let this creep face ISLAMIC LAWS,what do we care?

  • Comment

    This person should be dumped in his own country where he can then fight to be allowed back into the UK. He should have to pay all expenses himself and if Jordan finds him guilty before that his family should be charged for the execution.

  • Falduet

    Stop this nonsense! With escorts put him on a plane and dump him in Jordan!

  • Simon Morgan

    Our. Border controls. Somehow missed this creep? Everything is becoming sick joke is it not?

  • FatherJon

    It’s just another sad day for UK justice and sovereignty. We’re protecting people who would destroy our way of life given the chance. Forget about attacking the integrity of the Jordanian justice system and get rid of this man.

    • Junis

      You’re way of life means turning a blind eye to ‘white’ paedophiles doing their evil bit, right?

      • eeore

        Surely that is the job of the child protection services in Rochdale and Keighley.?

  • William Blake’s Ghost

    It does seem absurd

    Yes it does but frankly most of what eminates from Westminster these days seems absurd whether it be commitments never to leave the EU or Pastie taxes or Lords reform. Its very clear Westminster is broken. Cameron said he would fix our broken politics. He hasn’t and has probably with this farcical coalition made it even worse.

    As for Abu Qatada we all know what the problems are and and they surround the nature and interpretation the Human Rights Act and The ECHR. The sad reality there is no will within Westminster Freakshow to do anything about it. Once again the Freakshow is failing to do it’s duty to the nation in the most abject manner.

  • john woods

    Look, folks, this is the score. We are just gonna have to burn down every mosque in Europe and that is all there is to it. There is simply no way we can live with people who are determined to destroy us and our culture. I genuinely believe that the physical expulsion of every Muslim on this continent is the only way forward. We have to start getting guns, training in weapons, preparing for the counter Jihad. We are heading for a civil war: we just have to ensure we are on the winning side. Remember Charlene Downes.

    • eeore

      That is exactly what the people behind this want.

      • john woods

        the people behind what?

        • eeore

          Don’t be naive.

          • john woods

            I am not naive. Which people?

            • eeore

              You clearly are if you think calling for a race war will achieve anything other than paint you as a loon.

              ‘They’ (the people you haven’t the wit to discover) want you to react like that. It plays into the narrative ‘they’ are seeking to create through situations like this.

  • Sado

    As long as this mans human rights are upheld!, nonsense how about the human rights of peoples lives affected by his being.

    eye for an eye, why should we the British people keep him?

    Sounds like a 70s western (until then only me you and the sheriff will know)

    How does first ship preferably with a loose plug sound!

    • FatherJon

      Talking about ‘eye for an eye’ brings to mind the problems caused by the half-blind Abu Hamza who was evetually deported to await trial in the USA. No matter the cost, we have to keep trying to get rid of these radicals who are laughing at us all the way to the social security office.

  • Daniel Maris

    Ruled by non-elected judges, done over by conmen, and lectured to by a useless government. Welcome to Britain!

  • Baron

    Good, now we should also give him leave to invite other infidel haters to come, join him here under the protection of our enlightened uman Rights judicial system. We can not only afford it, we are also a cohesive society with uniform cultural values and stuff.

  • barbie

    Its since come to pass that the government will appeal. What will that cost, and if they should lose, what then? Why not put him on a plane and let him fight from Jordan? Others would and think nothing of it. Who cares what the world may think,this is our country and we should be able to get rid of those we no longer want in our midst. Or we should excit ourselves from the Human Rights Act which is keeping him here at our expense. In fact the whole EU saga and the Court of Human Rights is becoming farcial. We should therefore set our own rules once again and be done with it; whoever follows this path would get the support of the nation, I for one would vote for it. The man’s dispicable and taints this land we call home.

  • razzysmum

    Send his whole family back to Jordan and see how long he stays… even if he does there is only him to keep on benefits until someone does away with him like the CIA, maybe?

  • 1965doc

    They should just put him on a plane to nowhere or anywhere and get rid of him.
    Argue about it later, when he’s far, far away. It’s what the French would do!

  • HooksLaw

    blame the judges

    • William Blakes Ghost

      If the law allows Judges the flexibility to make bad decisions our elected lawmakers should tighten the laws so our judges cannot keep making the same mistake. Sadly there is no will in Westminster to do any such thing.

  • Chris

    It’s shocking that anyone can think that torturing statements out of people is evidence of anything. British home secretaries should be opposing torture, not arguing in favour of it

  • Ian Walker

    seems to me we need a different approach. Why not grant him British Citizenship, and then try and convict him for treason and lock him up somewhere suitably miserable. Dartmoor should do the trick.

    • 1965doc

      What’s wrong with Strangeways, where they’d teach him some?

    • EJ

      Seeing as our prisons are absolutely seething with an ever-increasing number of Islamic nutjobs – all whipping each other up into an even more intense hatred of the country that is too soft and stupid to kick them out – this doesn’t seem like the best idea. Islamic extremism is rife in Britain’s prisons.

    • Curnonsky

      Grant him British citizenship and deport him to the US.

  • Colonel Mustard

    According to the BBC News (!) the Judge responsible refused the government leave to appeal.


    The BBC reports that the tribunal found that the Jordanian judiciary and executive are determined to give Qutada a fair trial. I am at a loss as to why the judge found in his favour particularly as even ECHR no longer objects.

    • southerner

      Well if you are at a loss try reading the Judgement.

  • Fasdunkle

    Absolute farce

  • Vulture

    This country’s judiciary is itself criminal – criminally lax to mollycoddle those like this bearded loon who would destroy is all. The Bench of Judges ought to be given a month’s compulsory duty in Afghanistan – or any other Islamic hellhole. We would then see how long their too tender adherence to legal norms and niceties would last.

    • Heartless etc.,

      Excellent recommendation!

      And, with this decision in mind, to whom do we owe a debt of gratitude for bringing our Judiciary and ‘Law’ to this pass? Answers on a slip of paper and forwarded to the State Executioner, please.

      • telemachus

        Talking of the state executioner

        When Qatada gets out of Long Larton he is out of curfew for 16 hours a day

        Now a Lee-Enfield with telescopic sights comes fairly cheap on the streets of Liverpool

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