Monday, February 06, 2012
"After the liberation of Kuwait from Iraq (which Abu Qatada opposed) he was expelled from Kuwait to Jordan. From there he travelled to the UK in 1993 on a forged UAE passport, and requested asylum on grounds of religious persecution. He was granted asylum the following year."
In other words, he entered this country illegally. So why was he allowed to stay? And now, it seems, we can't deport the bugger because the European Court of Human Rights says we can't. Other EU countries, eg France and Germany, have ignored European Court rulings that they didn't like, and the Court could do nothing except bleat and pout - it is a toothless hound.
So why are we so bloody submissive? Why don't we tell the European Court to go to hell? Or better yet, just ignore it? After all, it consists of nothing more than a bunch of overpaid genitally-challenged geriatrics who lost touch with reality years ago, if they ever were in touch with it.
This festering piece of ordure is shortly to be released on bail, and three months after that, if we don't do something about it, he will be free. Free to peddle his message of hatred, free to plot again with others of his kind to commit outrages and atrocities in the name of Islam. When English king Henry II said in exasperation of his archbishop "Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?"***, four knights went off immediately and murdered him. Maybe we should ask Prince Philip to utter some such impious wish: he has a reputation for saying out loud what other people only dare mutter under their breath.
***In fact the king probably said something like "What miserable drones and traitors have I nourished and brought up in my household, who let their lord be treated with such shameful contempt by a low-born cleric?", but that is too much of a mouthful to fit into a neat anecdote.