March 08, 2013
UK Arrests Al Qaeda Cleric Abu Qatada, Again..
Abu Qatada Al-Falastin, who is on the U.S. list of specially designated global terrorists, continues to fight extradition to Jordan on terror charges. Looks like he, hopefully, really f'd up this time and the UK will finally deport him.
Via the Telegraph
Qatada, 52, once described as Osama Bin Laden’s right-hand man in Europe, was later arrested by the UK Border Agency for allegedly breaching his bail conditions.Related:
Specialist officers from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command searched Qatada’s tax-payer funded home for 12 hours before he was arrested, according to The Sun.
A Home Office spokeswoman said last night: “The UK Border Agency today arrested a 52-year-old man from North London for alleged breaches of his bail conditions imposed by the Special Immigration Appeals Commission.”
The move comes as the Government has stepped up its latest efforts to get him deported.
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