Jawdropper of the Day: Britain to Release Al Qaeda Leader
I was going to write “unbelievable,” but unfortunately this sort of British governmental absurdity has become all too believable; so tied up in political correctness and delusional multiculturalism that they coddle their own mortal enemies: Abu Qatada: Radical cleric to be released ‘in next 24 hours’.
Radical cleric Abu Qatada, described as “Osama bin Laden’s right hand man in Europe,” is to be released in the next 24 hours.
Qatada, who is accused of giving advice and support to terrorists including the leader of the September 11 hijackers, has been described in official documents as a “truly dangerous individual” who was “heavily involved, indeed at the centre of terrorist activities associated with al-Qa’eda.”
He has been convicted twice in Jordan in his absence for conspiracy to carry out bomb attacks on two hotels in Amman in 1998, and providing finance and advice for a series of bomb attacks in Jordan planned to coincide with the Millennium.
It was those convictions which allowed him to argue in the Appeal Court he would not get a fair treatment in his home country.
With the prospect of extradition removed, the Ministry of Justice has been forced to release him by the Special Immigration Appeals Commission.
The bail order was signed this afternoon and he is expected to be released from Long Lartin jail in Worcestershire tomorrow.