Sunday, 30 December 2012

Desperate to leave": Hate preacher Abu Qatada wants to quit Britain, his son reveals

Terror suspect, who is fighting deportation, was "refused permission" to depart the UK

Hate preacher Abu Qatada’s son says his father longs to LEAVE Britain and feels like a prisoner here.

The terror suspect’s eldest child revealed his father had made an ­official application to quit the UK but was turned down flat.

Qatada Qatada made his ­comments in an open letter on an Islamic website and his is the first time a family member has spoken out about the controversial case.

His father has fought for more than a decade to avoid deportation to Jordan, where he is wanted on terror charges.

The son wrote: “We have asked the Government to allow us to leave the UK for a third country, somewhere other than Jordan or the UK.

“However, they have refused and said they would fight to prevent us from leaving Britain to anywhere except to a prison in Jordan. Let no one be under the impression that we want to stay here after having suffered so much. We will ­persistently continue to try to leave this country legally.” He says his father “feels like a prisoner here”.

More here

THE children of hate cleric Abu Qatada have moaned that their £450,000 taxpayer-funded home is too far away from their school. ...
Story at The Express

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