Haroon Rashid Aswat
If the government is serious about Qatada's terrorist credentials - and it should be - they should be pursuing a solid legal effort to put the al-Qaeda puppet master behind bars for good, in this country, under specific charges that address the totality of his support for mass death.
Extradition, in other words, does nothing for the fight against terrorism. On the contrary, it is a self-serving red-herring designed to conceal the dubious systemic failures of British and American security agencies from public knowledge, while vindicating their unaccountable powers to override the rule of law.
David Cameron hailed a decision by human rights judges today which paves the way for radical preacher Abu Hamza and four
Radical preacher Abu Hamza can be extradited to the United States to face terror charges, a European court has ruled. The