It appears that an Al-Qaeda hate preacher, has now got more rights to protection in Britain, than either a civilian or victim of Al-Qaeda, as proven by Theresa May’s example, of wanting to gain assurances from the Kingdom of Jordan, that if deported, Osama Bin Laden’s right hand man Abu Qatada, will not face another trial with evidence, allegedly, obtained through torture
The British Home Secretary is so out of touch with reality, that in the efforts to protect Abu Qatada, Theresa May MP has forgotten exactly what these people are capable of and probably wonders why Britain is viewed as a standing joke. The fact that she is going to visit King Abdullah 2nd, with the hope of obtaining “assurances” for Abu Qatada, is also a direct insult to the people of Jordan, who in 2005 suffered a bomb attack by Al-Qaeda, which killed over 56 people and injured nearly one hundred.
Equally, the Government haven’t taken into consideration, the fact that in 2005 London was also attacked by Al-Qaeda, in a series of incidents on a bus and the underground tube stations, which killed and injured over 700 people. Just days after the London bomb blasts, another incident occurred but in Baghdad, when on the 13th July, a US soldier was brutally murdered, along with a group of children, because an Al-Qaeda suicide bomber objected to a US marine handing out sweets to children.
Within the chaos that followed, parents carried out a frantic search but tragically, the majority were unable to find or even identify the scorched and decapitated remains of their children, the majority of whom were under 12 years of age. One father was only able to recognise his son from his head, while the hands of two younger victims still held onto the coloured sweet wrappings.
A report was commissioned in 2004, which looked into the dynamics of Al-Qaeda in Iraq and it illustrated, that as a movement it had little or no support among the Iraqi people, as proven by the non-Iraqi elements which made up the leadership and ranks of the organisation but also how, after 2003, a steady stream of foreign fundamentalists were travelling freely, in and out of the country.
Concerns about the presence of fundamentalists had been raised with the previous British Government, as illustrated last year by the former Director General of the British Intelligence agency MI5. Speaking at the Reith Lecture’s, Dame Eliza Manningham Buller informed a stunned audience, that the invasion of Iraq lead to many British fighters going over to wage their “Jihad” against both the US/UK armies and the Iraqi people, as history has now proven.
More recently, concern has been raised again, because of the numbers of British fundamentalists, who are now going over to Somalia, where as “volunteers” for Al-Qaeda inspired Al-Shabaab, have decided to make their cause, their own.
As most Middle Eastern and African countries can easily testify, the presence of Al-Qaeda has increased dramatically since the collapse of the Taliban regime, with the United States having warned, that Iraq has produced a better “trained militant than Afghanistan”.
Saudi Arabia have also signalled, that Terrorists returning home “will be worse” than previously expected, with many having engaged in combat against Soviet Forces during the 1980’s, or having been trained in Afghan camps throughout the 1990’s but Theresa May’s “assurances”, as proxy ambassador for Abu Qatada, do not consider that “a new generation” of fundamentalists, are and will be returning home, armed with “even deadlier combat skills.”
Hussein Al-Alak is chairman of the Iraq Solidarity Campaign. You can read more articles by Hussein on his blog Totally Hussein Al-alak.