RADICAL PREACHER ABU QATADA TO STAY IN THE UK - Last week, according to news reports, Abu Qatada, was granted permission to stay in the UK as deporting him back to Jordan, where he is wanted on terrorist charges, that he has already been convicted for, as this would be a violation of his human rights.
As I write this I am once again shaking my head in disbelief that a person who openly calls for acts of terrorism against the West and its citizens is allowed to stay and at the massive expense of the UK Taxpayer.
Here’s what the Court of Appeal had to say…
“The SIAC judges ruled on November 12 that evidence from Qatada’s former co-defendants Abu Hawsher and Al-Hamasher, said to have been obtained by torture, could be used against him in a retrial. ’The Secretary of State has not satisfied us that, on a retrial, there is no real risk that the impugned statements of Abu Hawsher and Al-Hamasher would be admitted probatively against the appellant,’ they said.”
Today, as I write this, the Home Secretary, Theresa May, has filed and been granted an appeal on the ruling, however no date has yet been set. Considering that the UK Courts are already over burdened with cases it is likely this could take months, if not years, before all the paperwork is compiled and a panel of judges can schedule the hearing. In the meantime the result is that Adu Qatada is going to need round the clock protection costing the UK Taxpayer millions of pounds. Why? Because we have the most absurd Human Rights in the world, that’s why.
Because of the Human Rights Act, and even though Adu Qatada has been directly tied to a number of terrorist activities, both in the UK and in other countries, such as the United States where evidence has linked him to the September 11 attack on the Twin Towers, the UK has been powerless to deport him for over 10 years. It’s already cost the UK Taxpayer millions in court costs, detention and security and will continue unless the UK Government can deport him.
The answer to this dilemma is a very simple one… Scrap the Human Rights Act and stick him, along with those tied to him, on a plane and have it over and done with. Why are we, as UK Citizens, concerned about how he is treated in Jordan? After all it’s a Muslim country so his love of Sharia Law and his interpretations of the Koran, should suit him very nicely. Funny how one’s views can be distorted just to fit in with self interest.
The UK Government and its Courts should have no concern over what another country does, regarding their system of justice – if the people of that country do not like the system then it up to them to change it and the UK’s Human Rights Act should not play a role in determining what is and what is not just in a foreign country.
The UK Government has just announced that it is to bring a further 400,000 working individuals into the 40% Income Tax Band which will bring untold misery to many hard working British Citizens – so where are their Human Rights?
As for the British Citizen… It is my view that they are, and will continue to be, victims of tax increases in order to pay for the madness of legislation that costs the British Taxpayer billions of pounds each year. If only the people could vote in a government that is willing to understand that we are at breaking point and by reviewing, changing and scraping some parts of the masses of legislation then maybe the UK could have a fairer and more just system and reduce the need to support or tolerate this level of madness.