Jul 21 2012
Their reasons? They claim that Muslim terrorists are ALWAYS convicted in the U.S. and that U.S. prisons are nothing more than torture chambers. (Oh, how I wish this were true)
Detained without trial for years on end, all face the prospect of life in prison in inhumane conditions if they’re sent to the United States. At a meeting in London activists and family members of one of the men – Talha Ahsan – met to urge the public to put pressure on the government to halt the extraditions and to give the men a fair trial in the UK. (Oh, right, I’m sure there’s nothing most Brits would rather do than pay for the ongoing imprisonment of 5 Muslim terrorists, who eventually will be set free, if not by the UK, by the European court of
Human Muslim rights)
Crescent The five men include Saudi dissident Khalid al-Fawwaz and Egyptian lawyer Adel Abdul-Bary, who are accused of involvement in the 1998 US embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. Both have been imprisoned without trial for over 12 years each, a shocking indictment of the suspension of due process and the rule of law in Britain, especially considering that both men were previously arrested and investigated by the British authorities for the same offences but released without charge.
The last two men are Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan, both British Muslims, born, raised and educated in Britain, and accused of running a series of websites from the UK in support of insurgents in Chechnya and Afghanistan during the 1990s. Ahmad and Ahsan have been in prison without trial for 8 years and 6 years respectively, with Ahmad having the dubious distinction of being the longest British prisoner to be held on remand in modern British history.
Also among the five is Abu Hamza al-Misri, a disabled British imam of Egyptian origin, who has already served a lengthy prison sentence after being convicted of inciting hatred. Abu Hamza should have been released from prison over four and a half years ago but his incarceration has continued due to an extradition request from Washington for his alleged involvement, from Britain, in setting up a training camp in the US in 1999.