Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Glasgow University product and race Lawyer Aamer Anwar stands up for wanted terrorist Abu Qatada, SNP need to cut links to people like Anwar now
There is an old saying that you are known by the company you keep.
And by whom you stand by.
Race lawyer Aamer Anwar is standing up for Radical cleric Abu Qatada.
Qatada has a date with destiny, a Jordanian Court of law on terrorist charges,and has been arrested ahead of fresh deportation proceedings.
Abu Qatada is naturally going to appeal to the Special Immigration Appeals Commission this Tuesday afternoon.
But hopefully the Special Immigration Appeals Commission will see that allowing Qatatda to escape the ends of justice isn’t right and deport him.
Previously the European Court of Human Rights had blocked his deportation to Jordan in January, saying evidence obtained by torture might be used against him.
Might is not sufficient reason or factual and as such subjective opinion should have no place in deciding his fate.
In order to get rid of Qatatda, UK Ministers have been seeking assurances from Jordan regarding his treatment to speed up the transfer back to Jordan.
The Home Office has said it was making "good progress" in obtaining those guarantees from Jordan.
We aren’t talking about an innocent here, he is a hate preacher and he faces charges of plotting bomb attacks.
Qatada is regarded as a threat to UK national security.
Under the European Convention on Human Rights, 8.2 of the code give governments the right to deport people like him.
8.2 is a mechanism not being used as it should; too much is placed on 8.1 right to family life, we need better trained judges.
Aamer Anwar said:
“If there is untainted evidence against Abu Qatada then he should be tried in a British court.”
Complete disregard for the sovereignty of the Jordanian State and its law.
You would have though Anwar would be fully supportive of respecting the law of a Muslim country.
But no, Anwar is standing up for a hate preacher, a suspected terrorist and supporter of mass murder, Anwar is a Glasgow University product.
A troublemaker who I knew while pottering around the University of Glasgow!
He styles himself as a human rights lawyer but his business is using race, recently he and Muslim MSP Humza Yousaf held a 'public' meeting to try and get Scottish Government support to relax security at Scotland’s Airports.
Part of that disgraceful episode was the SNP member, Gail Lythgoe, wife of the MSP who described the checks as being a “tad racist”.
The race card used again but this time to no effect.
Ever heard of six degrees of separation?
Abu Qatada to Aamer Anwar to Humza Yousaf to Gail Lythgoe to Nicola Sturgeon to Alex Salmond!
Now the SNP is friendly with a guy who stands up for a hate preacher and wanted terrorist!
Aamer Anwar, Glasgow University product.
It’s time the SNP started cutting links to people like Aamer Anwar.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University