Yemen is playing a double game long played by more deft and experienced practitioners of the War-Is-Deceit game such as Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. On the one hand, it refuses to extradite jihadist cleric Anwar al-Awlaki; on the other hand, it arrests and deports various foreign jihadists, so as to keep up the appearance of being on the right side of whatever the war formerly known as the “war on terror” is called these days — that way it keeps the Western money flowing.
An Australian woman, detained in Yemen for terror charges, will be deported from Yemen to her home country on Friday, her lawyer said Thursday.
The lawyer, and human right activist, Abdul Rahman Barman, said Ms Shyloh Giddens, 30, would leave Yemen at 10 am Yemen time on Friday June 11th with the Emirates airline….
The lawyer Barman said that Ms. Giddens would be released from the prison directly to the airport of Sana’a on Friday and that her two children Omar, 7, Aminh, 5, would meet her at the airport.
“She was supposed to be released three days before the departure, but the security did not want this to happen so that she cannot meet media,” Mr. Barman told Yemen Observer.
The lawyer excluded that the woman, who converted to Islam and came to Yemen in 2006 to teach her children Islam and Arabic, had links with terrorist groups.
Here yet again for the millionth time is the glaring and unanswered question: how did a convert to the Religion of Peaceâ„¢ so drastically misunderstand her new religion? Western governments have no curbs on conversion to Islam, and no monitoring of converts. Yet converts to Islam again and again show up as jihadists. Could even one Western government even call upon Muslim communities within its country to demonstrate that they’re teaching converts to reject political Islam and Islamic supremacism?
It will never happen. And that’s suicidal.
“If she had links with terror groups, they would not release her and if they had evidence they put her on trial in Yemen,” Barman said.
He also said the Yemeni authorities would not detain her if her passport was not cancelled by the Australian authorities. “I think the Australian government was responsible for what happened to Ms. Giddens,” He said.
Of course. With jihadists, it’s always someone else’s fault and responsibility.