Friday, November 5, 2010

In a bit of a state.

Seems Captain Hook has won his appeal to keep his British citizenship, which seems a bit remarkable as he hates this country with a passion and I believe that as a Muslim, he's a Muslim first second and last. Seems even a Muslim country (probably) didn't want him either, Egypt revoked his citizenship first knowing a bad apple when they saw one and having a far more direct method of dealing with trouble.

Telegraph.

Hate preacher Abu Hamza has won his appeal against the Government's attempts to strip him of his British passport, a special tribunal has ruled. 

The radical cleric argued that such a move would render him "stateless" as he had already been stripped of his Egyptian citizenship.
Delivering its 12-page ruling, the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Siac) allowed his appeal. 
In his ruling, Mr Justice Mitting said: "We are satisfied on balance of probabilities that if a deprivation order were to be made, the appellant (Hamza) would be made stateless.
"The conclusions which we have reached in the closed judgment supplement, but do not contradict, that conclusion.
"Accordingly, this appeal is allowed."
Hamza, 52, was jailed for seven years in February 2006 for inciting murder and race hate.
He is in Belmarsh Prison as he challenges attempts to extradite him to the US on terror charges.
That case was delayed by the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg in July, which called for further submissions over the length of his sentence and the conditions he would experience if extradited to ADX Florence, a so-called "supermax" prison in Fremont County, Colorado. 
Attempts to take his passport away were launched in 2003 but delayed by other legal actions against him. 
 I'm fairly sure the average (non Muslim) guy on the street couldn't give a damn if he's stateless or not, most would have him kicked out anyway, preferably to the USA and a 50+ year sentence (well I can dream) There's also a chance that the so called expert was erm what's the correct legal term, oh yes, "fibbing" about his dual citizenship too, just because he's been refused an Egyptian passport, doesn't make him a non Egyptian citizen either, lots of people in this country are refused passports, mostly football hooligans (and those accused of hooliganism too) doesn't make them non citizens.
Still, with a bit of luck Hooky will be gone soon, though not soon enough, a pretty good case pour encourager les autres. Though it seems militant Islamics never really learn, sooner or later though the British government will, just hope it's not because of the blood of innocents splashed at the door of number 10.

 

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tris said...

The British only get angry with people when they kill someone important.

Oh there are a pile of crocodile tears over the victims of this and that, and whatever prime minister stands up and makes a fake emotional speech with a catch in his/her voice.

But it only gets serious when they go for someone who matters by UK standards, if a member of the ruling elite, or the royals.

They'd soon have away with Black Jake if he did for Mrs Parker-Bowles or her idiot husband, or had Mrs Cameron tied up in a dark cellar in Beirut. For anyone else they don't REALLY care a s**t