HOME SECRETARY FAILS AGAIN TO DEPORT ABU QATADA – I doubt there is a single British citizen who wouldn’t like to see Abu Qatada deported back to Jordan and face the Islamic Courts for his crimes of terrorism. Unfortunately, as we have come to expect, High Court Judges once again dismiss the Home Secretary’s appeal to deport Abu Qatada as such a deportation would violate his human rights.
No doubt I’ll be banging on about the failings of our liberal society and the Human Rights Act 1998 until I hit the grave and yet while most people agree things need drastically changing, little appears to be done.
I’ve listened to the usual banter this morning admonishing our legal system and the judges and yet, once again I will point out that our judges can only follow the rule of law as laid down by Parliament.
You have Tony Blair and the left-wing liberals to blame for this mess and unless drastic measures, such as pulling out of the European Court of Human Rights and scraping our own Human Rights Act, then the likes of Abu Qatada, and all other foreign criminals and terrorists, will not only be free to roam the UK but the taxpayer will be forced to continue supporting them.
Abu Qatada, despite being jailed again for violating his bail conditions is again living comfortably at the expense of the taxpayer, along with his wife and children.
The High Court fully agreed with the Home Secretary, Theresa May, that Qatada is an ‘extremely dangerous’ individual and yet the public’s safety has to take a back seat in order to comply with the Human Rights Act.
The Home Secretary was reported as ‘furious’ at the decision and it has long been her view that the European Court of Human Rights and the Human Rights Act is shackling our ability to see proper justice done and she has vowed to pull out of the ECHR and scrap the Human Rights Act – but when is what most people want to know?
The Liberal Democrats coalition have vowed to block any such moves in order to protect the liberty of people, foreign criminals and terrorists alike. I am beginning to suspect this is more of a ‘face saving’ exercise rather than plain common sense.
The High Court, in accordance with the Human Rights Act, deemed that sending Abu Qatada back to Jordan would put his life in serious peril. It is widely accepted that the Jordanians will put him on trial and then swiftly execute him. As an advocate of the death penalty I fail to see the problem of ridding the world of someone who murders innocent people for his ridiculous religious beliefs.
The next step involves the Home Secretary appealing to the Supreme Court but if that fails, which it most likely will with the Human Rights Act firmly in place, will result in Abu Qatada being freed and left to go about his plotting to murder other innocent people.
Why can’t we see this for what it truly is… war on terror – that’s war and the enemy needs taking out, before they can do us untold harm.
“Labour and the Liberal Democrats’ refusal to contemplate big changes to human rights law is inexplicable given problems like this. I am bitterly unhappy that we have to wait until the next general election to sort this out.” Justice Secretary Chris Grayling
With the current state of affairs is it any wonder why the UK is an easy target for terrorists to plot and kill innocent civilians? Can anyone justify allowing the Human Rights Act preventing the removal of terrors or criminals or is it really justifiable that people like Abu Qatada should be able to live among us and off of us?
It’s been nearly a decade now since Ministers have been trying, in vain, to deport Abu Qatada, but the truth is simple – if we as a nation do not insist and support our government to change then the likes of Abu Qatada will continuously be a menace and a very real threat to society; and of course the taxpayer will be footing the bill.