All right. So they deported some Methodist eighth graders, but surely this time the British authorities are going after Anjem Chaudary, or Abu Qatada, or Abu Izzadeen, or any of the 4,000 other jihadists in Britain?
Nope. This time they’re deporting a Coptic Christian family that faces persecution once back in Egypt. Please sign the petition.
Another Absurd Britannia Alert: “Appeal to save the Mansour family from deportation,” from GoPetition, July 4 (thanks to Ibrahim):
On The 1st July 2009 @ 6.30am the Mansour family were taken from their home in Moss Side and moved to a holding centre in Sussex after their legal team failed to help them.
Their legal advisers, who were paid a considerable amount by the Mansours, did not adequately represent them due to staff sickness. This has left the Mansour family in a critical situation.
The family came to England 4 years ago from Egypt because they feared for their lives. They have suffered persecution and worse from religious fundamentalist groups and the police department because of their Christian beliefs. They believe that their lives and those of their 5 young children are at risk if they return to Egypt.