By lex, on April 11th, 2008
When Cornwallis surrendered to the combined American and French troops at Yorktown, he begged to be excused from the humiliation of leading his army through the allied ranks in order to ground arms, citing an indisposition and instead left to his subordinate the task. The British forces marched sullenly through the lane provided by the finely accoutered French forces on the one hand, and the somewhat more irregularly clothed continentals on the other. The British band played, “The World Turned Upside-down.”
Might be time ** to dust off the sheet music to that one again:
One of the world’s most dangerous terror suspects was last night preparing for a life on benefits in Britain after judges ruled that his deportation would breach human rights law.
Abu Qatada, dubbed Osama Bin Laden’s “truly dangerous” ambassador in Europe, could be released from jail within months following the Court of Appeal verdict.
Yesterday’s decision has left Britain’s anti-terror laws in tatters. It means the Jordanian father of five – who has been linked to a string of global terror conspiracies and is held in a high security prison under immigration powers – can expect to receive ¬£1,000 a month in handouts.
The taxpayer also faces a bill of tens of thousand of pounds to keep the hate-filled cleric under 24-hour surveillance by security services under a control order unless a last-ditch Home Office appeal is granted by the House of Lords. Even if it is, Qatada could appeal again, to the European Court of Human Rights.
The Brits hammered out an agreement that Qatada would not be tortured if deported to his Jordanian homeland. But the UK Court of Appeals turned down the Home Office’s request to give him the boot because of concern that the EU Court of Human Rights might intervene – witnesses against the terror spokesman might have been abused by Jordan. No way to prove they weren’t. Wouldn’t want to be over-ruled by Brussels.
This guy is mobbed up with just about every contributing faction on the dark side of the War on Terror, and the UK is about put him on the dole for life. It seems that European human rights law not only trumps British law, but British security and common sense.
The “EU” and “Islam” – they come about it in different ways, but it appears that each word, ultimately means “submission to the will of Allah.”
** 08-19-2018 Original link gone; replacement found – Ed.