Absurd Britannia Update: al-Qaeda top dog enjoys a day of shopping on the anniversary of the 7/7 jihad mass murders in London.
“Pictured: Smiling preacher of hate Abu Qatada enjoying an Â£800,000 home and a life of benefits,” by David Williams for the Daily Mail, July 10 (thanks to all who sent this in):
The picture is an affront to all victims of terrorism and their families.
Abu Qatada, Al Qaeda’s ambassador in Europe, strolls along a busy London street fondling his prayer beads.
This is the first photograph of the greying 47-year-old – said to be one of the world’s most dangerous terrorist suspects – since he was released on bail from a high-security prison after the courts ordered that he could not be sent home to Jordan because his human rights would have been breached.
It was taken on July 7, hours after the families and friends of the 52 innocent people killed in the London transport suicide bombings three years ago remembered their loved ones at a memorial service.
The radical cleric was freed three weeks ago when a judge ruled that there were no grounds to detain him after previous attempts to deport him to Jordan, where he was convicted of terror attacks and bomb plots, were defeated in the courts.
Described by another judge as ‘a truly dangerous individual’, he remains an iconic figure for many supporters of jihad.
Lawyers successfully argued in the Court of Appeal that Qatada could stay because evidence used against him in any prosecution in Jordan might have been obtained by torture – a breach of the European Convention on Human Rights.
The fanatical preacher, who was 20 stone but slimmed down on prison food, was pictured on a shopping trip near the Â£800,000 home he shares with his wife and children….
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