EDL April 17th Demonstration – Home Office, London
Since the birth of the EDL, the Islamist threat has not only remained, but continues to grow, despite public awareness about the continuously growing threat. There is one threat of which everyone is aware, from the Prime Minister, through the intelligence services, down to the man in the street. That threat comes in the form of Abu Qatada.
Even the British criminal justice system understands the threat this man poses to UK security and national interest. They recommended that he be deported back to his homeland. Yet the British government, despite claiming to be willing to do so, have caved in to demands from the European Court of Human Rights that he be kept in Britain because there is ‘a risk’ that he may be convicted in Jordan of terrorist crimes. The problem appears that some of the evidence may have been obtained under torture. On this basis his deportation is to be denied. Yet he is still a threat to us, and he is not even a citizen of our country — and he is still here in the UK living in the lap of luxury at our expense.
On April 17th a demonstration has been called to protest at government inaction, to protest at their lack of political will in the face of a known threat to this country and its people. We encourage all of you to be there to make your voices heard. This government must act in the best interests of the country and its people, and not those of unelected officials in a foreign country. We cannot be told who we can and cannot have in our country by people who themselves refuse to have such people as Abu Qatada in theirs.
Who is Abu Qatada? He is a Palestinian Islamist terrorist with proven links to many terrorist organisations, including Al Qaeda. He was born in Bethlehem in 1960 when the West Bank was occupied by the Jordanians; hence his Jordanian citizenship. He has been a facilitator of terrorism in various countries, many of which tried to warn Britain of his activities in the 1990s, but were ignored. He is regarded by MI5 and the Judiciary as a danger to the UK. Mr. Justice Collins, who headed up the special appeals committee, said that Abu Qatada was “heavily involved, indeed was at the centre in the United Kingdom of terrorist activities associated with al-Qaeda. He is a truly dangerous individual …”.
Even the UN Security Council has imposed a world-wide embargo on him for his affiliation with and activities for Al-Qaeda. Although he has not committed any terrorist crime in the UK, he is linked with the 7/7 bombers, the 9/11 attackers and many others around the world. His sermons quite clearly show his hatred for the West and all non-Muslims.
The question we have to ask our government is: Why has this horrible, detestable little man, who claims asylum here on the basis of religious persecution, not been deported?
It is estimated that his detention since 2004 has cost the taxpayer over £500,000. They cannot point to the rulings of the European Court of Human Rights, when other countries are deporting their own terror suspects from out of their countries on the basis of national security. Abu Qatada must be thrown out of the country. He has made his bed; he must lie on it. He cannot claim religious persecution when he himself has been persecuting non-Muslims around the world and encouraging others to do the same. He is one individual, and he had a choice. He could simply have followed his religion, worshipped Allah in Bethlehem and no one would have heard of Abu Qatada. Instead this evil, hate-filled monster decided to inflict his version of spiritual and political truth on innocent men and women around the world. He should not be allowed to do so from Britain or to do so within Britain.
We need everyone outside of the Home Office on the 17th of April to make the British people’s voice heard by this cowardly, spineless government. Theresa May and David Cameron: if Nicolas Sarkozy can find the proverbials to kick out known terror suspects from France, why can’t we? Why must we continue to endure the hate-filled rantings of this man?
Remember April 17th outside the Home Office. Be there and make a difference!