13/11/2012 08:11 GMT | Updated 13/11/2012 08:48 GMT

Abu Qatada Release Provokes Anger, Confusion And Little Sympathy On Twitter

The release of Abu Qatada from Long Lartin prison on Tuesday has promoted outcries of injustice, anger and disbelief on the social networking site Twitter.

Many on Twitter was confused as to why Qatada, who will not be deported to Jordan over fears for his safety in the country, could not be sent to his home country.

Business entrepreneur and Labour peer Lord Sugar tweeted:

Elsewhere, the ritual mashing of news stories has resulted in many making the same joke, questioning whether Qatada will now replace the departed George Entwistle as director general of the BBC, with Entwistle being shuffled on a plane to Jordan.

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Abu Qatada Reaction