Courtroom Jihad from Sheikh Abdullah El-Faisal. This case should be thrown out of court immediately. The idea of a man who “urged followers to kill Jews, Hindus and Americans” bringing a human rights case ought to be shown up for the absurdity that it is, and Sheikh Abdullah El-Faisal deported immediately to Iran or another such place where such preaching is not only tolerated, but invited by government officials, who indulge in such rhetoric themselves.
From the Evening Standard, with thanks to Davida:
A hate preacher blamed for indoctrinating one of the July 7 bombers is using human rights law to fight deportation from Britain, it emerged today.
Sheikh Abdullah El-Faisal – a Jamaican-born Muslim convert who urged followers to kill Jews, Hindus and Americans – is due to be freed from prison within weeks after serving two thirds of a seven-year sentence for inciting murder.
The Home Office has begun legal moves to deport the fanatic, who Ministers say is a continuing threat to national security.
Its official report of the July 7 attacks described El Faisal as a “strong influence” on Jermaine Lindsay, who detonated the Russell Square tube bomb that killed 26 people.
But El Faisal, a twice-married father of four, has lodged an appeal on the grounds that deportation would be a breach of his human right to a family life.
He has already lost one hearing, but is now dragging the case to the High Court in the latest setback to Tony Blair’s promise to boot out preachers of hate.