Human Rights Laws – The New Enemy

Once again the Human Rights Laws of the EU are working for terrorism. Abu Qatada, Europe’s number 1 terrorist has once again been able to use Human Rights Legislation to escape deportation to Jordan from the UK. He was tried ‘in absentia’ in Jordan for involvement  in two terrorist conspiracies to carry out bomb attacks there in 1999 and 2000.

Abu Qatada - Hate Preacher

He moved to the UK to evade Jordanian justice in 2001 and went on the run to escape being arrested in the UK, but was found in 2002 and detained. In 2005 he was freed from jail because it was deemed to be unlawful, and a first attempt to deport him in 2008 was blocked by the Court of Appeal. In 2009 his deportation was upheld by the Law Lords but was again blocked when he went to the International Court of Human Rights (ICHR). So now, here we are in 2012 and once again he has been able to escape deportation to face a new trial for his crimes in Jordan because he claims evidence against him was obtained from one of his fellow conspirators by torture.

The ICHR did accept that sufficient safeguards were in place between Jordan and the UK to prevent Abu Qatada himself from being tortured, but it could not allow the deportation on the grounds that the evidence against him may have been obtained under duress.

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This man is described by judges as ‘extremely dangerous’, but appears able to thwart every attempt to deport him from this country by consistently manipulating Human Rights Law to suit his purpose. In the ten plus years he has been in Britain he has constantly preached hatred for the West, and who knows how many young Muslim men have been swayed by his hate rhetoric into committing acts of terrorism? This man is truly evil, but it seems the law cannot touch him and in my opinion that is a monumental disgrace.

This is by far not the only case where justice has been outwitted by terrorists and criminals who know how to twist the HR laws to their advantage. The list is endless and it involves not only those who would destroy us and our way of life, but also career criminals, some of whom are guilty of murder. The infamous ‘Right to Family Life’ (Article 8) of the HR Act has been used on many occasions, and with others it is the ‘torture’ clause as in this case.

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In the first case all a foreign criminal has to do is get his girlfriend pregnant and he can claim Article 8 as a defence. A known terrorist like Abu Qatada only has to state that he will be tortured in the country to which he will be deported, or as in this case, the suspicion that evidence against him was obtained by torture, and the whole thing falls through.

These people are making a mockery of not only the laws of Britain, but of International Law also, and its time a stop was put to this farce.

ICHR Court

When the Human Rights Charter was first introduced in 1948 it was a universal reaction to the abominable atrocities carried out against the Jews during the Second World War by the Nazis. Human rights are commonly understood as inalienable fundamental rights to which a person is inherently entitled simply because she or he is a human being. Human rights are thus conceived as universal (applicable everywhere) and egalitarian (the same for everyone). These rights may exist as natural rights or as legal rights, in both national and international law” Thus is it written! Over the years bits have been added or changed and have led to many clauses now being used by terrorists and criminals to escape justice.

In my opinion, the whole thing needs a major overhaul to close the loopholes that currently exist in the system. It cannot be acceptable to anyone that people such as Abu Qatada can escape all forms of justice in the present day. There still remain at least six terror suspects in the UK awaiting deportation to various countries including Algeria and Egypt.

Roy.

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