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Al Qaeda Ops Beat Deportation From UK

From BBC News:


‘Al-Qaeda ringleader’ wins appeal against deportation

The alleged leader of an al-Qaeda plot to bomb targets in north-west England has won his appeal against deportation.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

A special immigration court said Abid Naseer was an al-Qaeda operative – but could not be deported because he faced torture or death back home in Pakistan.

Mr Naseer, 23, was one of 10 Pakistani students arrested last April as part of a massive counter-terrorism operation in Liverpool and Manchester.

Another student, Ahmad Faraz Khan, also 23, won his appeal on similar grounds.

The security services believed the men were planning to attack within days of their arrest, but neither student was charged…

The Home Secretary, Theresa May, said she would not be appealing against the ruling, handed down by the Special Immigration Appeals Commission.

She said: "We are disappointed that the court has ruled that Abid Naseer and Ahmad Faraz Khan should not be deported to Pakistan, which we were seeking on national security grounds.

"As the court agreed, they are a security risk to the UK. We are now taking all possible measures to ensure they do not engage in terrorist activity."

These men are “a security risk to the UK,” but they won’t even appeal to try to get them deported? And if the Home Secretary were "all possible measures," would that not include trying to get them deported?

Is Ms. May going to have them incarcerated without a trial, instead?

Two other men also arrested in the raids lost their deportation appeals. Abdul Wahab Khan, 27, and Tariq Ur Rehman, 38, had already returned to Pakistan.

So is there any evidence that these two men have been subsequently tortured or executed? And why were they deported and the other two were not?

In his judgement, Mr Justice Mitting said Mr Naseer was sending e-mails to a contact in Pakistan – and that the recipient was an "al-Qaeda operative".

The e-mails were said to be at the heart of the plot and culminated in a message sent to Pakistan in April 2009 in which Mr Naseer said he had set a date to marry, something MI5 said was code for an attack date.

"We are satisfied that Naseer was an al-Qaeda operative who posed and still poses a serious threat to the national security of the United Kingdom," the judgement said.

It added: "Subject to the issue of safety on return, it is conducive to the public good that he should be deported."

The judge said Ahmad Faraz Khan had become a "knowing party" to the plan because he had "undergone a radical change in view" between leaving home and studying in the UK.

But in both cases, Mr Justice Mitting said it was impossible to return the men to Pakistan.

"There is a long and well-documented history of disappearances, illegal detention and of the torture and ill-treatment of those detained, usually to produce information, a confession or compliance," said the judgement.

Turning to the three students who have already left the UK, Mr Justice Mitting said Abdul Wahab Khan and Tariq ur Rehman were committed Islamists who knew of Mr Naseer’s plan

So it was therefore okay that they could be deported back to Pakistan to be tortured and/or executed?

None of this makes one lick of sense.

Just like our system of deportation.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, May 18th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Al Qaeda Ops Beat Deportation From UK”

  1. NoNeoCommies says:

    I can see it now.
    A foreign army invades America (a la Red Dawn) and, after their defeat, the surviving enemy soldiers demand permanent residency.
    One foot across the goal line scores.

  2. Right of the People says:

    If he was accused of plotting to bomb targets in England then why isn’t he on trial? And if he was put on trial and convicted then why would you deport him instead of sending him to the Ilse of Wight and their maximum security lockup?

    I seems to me sending any of these buttheads back to Pakistan is like B’rer Rabbit saying “Lordy, please don’t throw me in that briar patch!”

  3. P. Aaron says:

    QUOTE: A special immigration court said Abid Naseer was an al-Qaeda operative – but could not be deported because he faced torture or death back home in Pakistan.

    It more likely that this Nasser guy faces many tough nights of partying and more al-Qaeda training when he gets back to Pakistan.

  4. Petronius says:

    When we read these stories and see what is happening to England, we sometimes ask ourselves . . . Was it all worth it? Why did our parents and grandparents and great-grandparents make such sacrifices to defeat the Germans? To save our little island for this lot?! For al Qaeda, Islamic jihadists, and Wahhabis?!

    Think of Dunkirk. Of Dieppe and our Burma POWs. Of El Alamein. Of the sinking of the “City of Benares.” Of “the few.” Of the burned men. Of the orphans of the Blitz. And the widows of the slain. Of a generation of English children growing up in the rubble amid the UXBs. And for what?

    All in vain! Even occupation by the Germans would have been better than these barbarian conquerors.

    To paraphrase Prince Charles, “You have to give this much to the Luftwaffe: when it knocked down our cities and killed our people it did not replace them with something more offensive. We did that.”

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