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November 14, 2012

Radical Al-Qaeda Operative Freed in the UK

Palestinian native Abu Qatada (aka Omar Mahmoud Othman) was freed from prison by British authorities today when courts ruled against deporting him to Jordan where he faces charges in connection to terrorist  plots in 1999 and 2000. The British government initially arrested Qatada in 2002 but has held no trial against him for the better part of a decade. He has funded terrorists in Chechnya, he was a spiritual adviser to Richard Reid (the shoe bomber), Zacarias Moussaoui (a replacement hijacker for the 9/11 attacks) and for Mohammed Atta, the ringleader of the 9/11 hijackers.

I feel as if this is a common trend in the United Kingdom; they’ll spend millions of dollars on surveillance cameras to become the most watched nation in the world. But when they do catch a radical terrorist, they’ll just release him a couple years down the road.

The perfect replacement for another major Al-Qaeda spiritual adviser and recruiter, Anwar al-Awlaki (killed in a CIA drone strike September 2011). This is yet another terrorist freed by what seems to be an inept British judicial system.


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  • kirkafmo

    We must stay committed to fight evil globally. Pretty tough to do while cutting 1 trillion in military spending.

  • Surf375

    This story is straight from HBO's "Homeland" and Showtime's "Sleep Cell", it's really simple, they let him go so they go follow him to the head honcho, the big bird. Remember how they found Al-Megrahi? This stuff works... really.

  • shagstar

    @Recon6  @RedSpecnaz  @shagstar  @Tango9  why run from them?  i'd rather run at em!

  • Recon6

    @shagstar @Tango9 @RedSpecnaz  Shag, I am beginning to wonder if there is a 'safe' place left on planet earth!  They found a new galaxy that is like forever out in space, perhaps that bang is where we need to escape....6

  • shagstar

    @Recon6  @Tango9  @RedSpecnaz  the middle of the everglades seems like a safe haven now!