Thursday, April 10, 2008
Terrorists and human rights in the UK
Many Europeans consider their high human rights standards as a symbol of their 'Western values.' Unfortunately, Islamists can easily exploit those values. In the latest case, the UK Court of Appeal ruled that the government could not deport Abu Qatada, considered to be Osama Bin Laden's 'ambassador' in Europe, back to Jordan. The Court's fear that he could be subject to torture there is not unfounded, despite an agreement between the governments of the UK and Jordan to the contrary. However, the result of this protection is that Abu Qatada remains free to propagate hatred, violence and death. Read here for more details, as provided by the Brussels Journal.