He helped fellow jihadists who were going to kill themselves in an act of murder. He seems to be just a bit selective about how and when he cares about “human rights” and personal safety, and that is because of the double standard that is part and parcel of jihadist rationalizations about killing civilians: it all depends on your definition of “innocent.”
“Terrorist we can’t kick out: Released after half his sentence but still ‘a risk to the public’… the suicide bomb fanatic who’s free to stay – thanks to his human rights,” by Chris Greenwood for the Daily Mail, September 25:
A fanatical terrorist has escaped being thrown out of the UK because it would breach his human rights.
Hate-filled Siraj Yassin Abdullah Ali, graded the highest possible risk to the public, was released after serving just half of his nine-year sentence for helping the July 21 bombers.
He now mingles freely among the Londoners his co-plotters tried to kill six years ago.
Graham Foulkes, whose 22-year-old son David was killed on July 7, said he was “˜filled with despair”.
He said: “˜These people were plotting to commit mass murder – what about the human rights of victims and families?
“˜These people had no consideration for the women and children they were trying to kill. How can they claim we should look after and support them?”
Ali, 35, knew about the potentially murderous July 21 conspiracy and helped the fanatics clear up their explosives factory.
He was jailed for 12 years in February 2008 for aiding and abetting the Al Qaeda cell. Judge Paul Worsley QC said he must have “˜harboured the hope” the bombers would “˜destroy society as we know it”.
The sentence was reduced to nine years on appeal and after time Ali spent in jail while awaiting trial was taken into account, he was automatically released on licence several weeks ago. He is now living at a bail hostel on a leafy residential street in north-west London. He has been seen travelling on the Tube and catching buses.
With music headphones plugged into his ears and a bag slung casually across his shoulder, he appeared to be caught on camera chatting on a mobile phone.
It is understood that Ali is being monitored around the clock and must obey a curfew and other conditions, including a ban on using the internet.
He is the second high-risk terrorist linked to the July 21 attacks to win the right to remain in the UK on human rights grounds in recent weeks.
Ismail Abdurahman, 28, who hid would-be bomber Hussain Osman for three days, escaped being deported to his native Somalia after judges feared for his safety. Abdurahman is also living at a bail hostel in London despite the protests of police and Home Office officials…..