More idiocy on counterterrorism policy from UK
It has been discovered who is Qutada’s friend in a photo published by the Daily Mail.
Yasser Al-Sirri, a former member of Egypts Islamic Jihad group (…) was convicted in Egypt and sentenced to death in absentia for his part in a 1993 car bomb attack, but has since claimed asylum in Britain. Qatada’ss release from custody was ordered this year on the grounds that deportation to his native Jordan would breach his human rights. But security officials were supposed to have placed him under the strictest possible bail conditions.
The Centre for Social Cohesion, an arm of the Civitas think-tank which identified Al-Sirri from the Mail’s photograph, said on Monday night: Although al-Sirri has never been convicted in a UK court there is ample evidence to suggest that he has been involved in radical Islamic movements since at least the early 1990s. During this time he has been closely associated with leading extremists both in the UK and abroad. That Abu Qatada is allowed to freely meet with such an individual – and to apparently use him to pass on messages – indicates serious flaws in Qatada’s bail conditions.
This certainly does not surprises me. That Qutada is free even if he doesn’t have repented from his actions and ideas, is one of the most seriously stupid measures I have seen for a long time. We will see if this will change his “strong” bail conditions but I don’t believe they are going to.
But this “good will” towards Islamists is not rewarded with good will: UK Muslim cleric promises new 9/11 in UK:
Speaking at a meeting in London, Anjem Choudary, right-hand man of exiled preacher Omar Bakri Mohammed, said: “It may be by pure conversion that Britain will become an Islamic state. We may never need to conquer it from the outside.”
He added: “We do not integrate into Christianity. We will ensure that one day you will integrate into the Sharia Islamic law.”
(…) He said the next ‘9/11 will take place in Britain, the next 7/7 [London bombings] could take place locally’.Bakri told a 100-strong audience of supporters in Walthamstow, east London this week that he believed the British government was trying to assassinate him and claimed to have foiled a bomb plot.
Photo: from Daily Mail and London Media.