Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Al-Qaeda operatives want to kill us, but we must protect them

What could go wrong? Absurd Britannia Alert: "Judge rules terror pair ARE a threat to national security... but they CAN'T be deported because of human rights," from the Daily Mail, May 18

Two Pakistani men branded a threat to national security by a judge, today won the right to stay in the country.

Al-Qaeda operative Abid Naseer, 24, and Ahmad Faraz Khan, 26, should not be deported back to their homeland because of the risk to their safety, the same immigration judge ruled.

The pair were arrested last year in counter-terrorism raids but never charged. This morning they were told they had won their appeal against deportation at a hearing of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC).

Mr Justice Mitting, in a written ruling of the tribunal, said: 'For the reasons stated, we are satisfied that Naseer was an al Qaeda operative who posed and still poses a serious threat to the national security of the UK and that... it is conducive to the public good that he should be deported.'

But he added that the tribunal was allowing the appeal because 'the issue of safety on return' made it impossible to deport Naseer to Pakistan....

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