Monday, February 26, 2007


The U.K.'s embrace of radical islamists over the past decades, fed by lax immigration policies, a firm embrace of the ethos of multiculturalism, and a near utopian human rights policy, has left them with a potentially existential problem that they have been struggling to deal with since 9-11 and 7-7. One aspect of the problem has been how to handle the most dangerous and troublesome of the radicals. As the WP explains:

Past attempts to deport terrorism suspects to countries accused of torture had been blocked on human rights grounds. The decision [today to deport Abu Qatada to Jordan] was lauded by authorities who have argued that radicals -- often fugitives from justice in their homeland -- have been using Britain as a base, knowing it would be difficult to deport them because of human rights laws.
Good to say that today, the U.K. has finally ruled that an accord with Jordan not to torture deportees has been honored by the U.K. courts, paving the way for deportation of Abu Qatada, a man with long times to terrorism and radical Islam. This is a significant decision.

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