December 16, 2010

LULZ: Pali Freed from UK Thanks to Amnesty International Killed in Drone Strike

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A big hearty thanks to the once noble institution known as Amnesty International for freeing this guy. Had they not acted, he would still be alive and well in the UK. As it stands now, he's dead. So kudos to you and all the asshats on the Left who worked so tirelessly to make sure this guy could get off welfare (yes, really -- the UK was paying him to sit on hiss ass and complain about how unjust they were) and leave Britain!

And to think I once belonged to Amnesty ....

So, if all these guys detained by the UK are innocent -- like many Muslims and the Left claim -- then what was this Palestinian with a British passport doing in a hut with al Qaeda in Pakistan?

Palestinian family in Gaza has received news that their son, Mahmoud Abu Rideh, died a few days ago in a US bombing in Afghanistan....

Abu Rideh had moved to the UK in 1995 and received a residence permit in November 1998. Some of his family members are British nationals.

And who was Abu Rideh? He was a darling of the British Left. The kind of guy who serially complained about how unjust the British were and how harshly innocent ol' me was treated after 9/11.

Here's a Guardian video from last year in which Rideh cries and whines about how it sucks to be an innocent Muslim living in England and how badly he was treated while he was in jail.

In other interviews he actually claimed he was tortured. It's right out of al Qaeda's playbook.

Unfortunately there's not much coverage of this, but LWJ pulls through and gives us some more background on this poor innocent guy:

Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International took up Abu Rideh's case and sought to block his deportation to Jordan due to fears he would be tortured by Jordan's General Intelligence Department.

In 2004, Britain's highest court ruled that the emergency laws that allowed the government to hold Abu Rideh violated his human rights, and ordered his release. In March 2005, Abu Rideh was released from prison but was subject to a "control order," a form of house arrest which restricted his movements and allowed him to be monitored.

In July 2009, Abu Rideh, with the help of Amnesty International, succeeded in having the control order lifted. Amnesty International then sought to have his overseas travel restrictions lifted. [READ THE REST]

And how connected was this guy? Very:
A letter sent in the summer of 2005 by Ayman al-Zawahiri, the deputy head of al-Qaeda, to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the head of al-Qaeda in Iraq, referred to a book, The Knight under the banner of the Prophet, which he had passed to Abu Rideh for publication.
He was old school al Qaeda, who in addition to those named above was on a first name basis with Osama bin Laden and worked with Abdullah Azzam during the Soviet occupation days.

Which is why when the useful idiots of Amnesty International -- or the Fifth Columnists at Cageprisoners and Freedetainees -- actually get these guys out and back on to the battlefield I'm no longer going to object: I'm just going to sit back, pop some popcorn, and wait for the next "innocent" guy to get popped on the field of battle like the last one.

Yeah, that's pretty sweet.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 07:13 PM | Comments |