Re: FW-3:: LOOK AT THE HELPLESSNESS OF THE U.K. MINISTER : WORTH SERIOUS ATTENTION
Thu, 13 Sep 2018 14:24
This is failure of the EU- British laws under the umbrella of human rights which encourages and gives shelter to criminals like [ A.C.] who even said that the Queen must wear Burka and would put Islamic flag on 10 Downing street and he and his die hard followers are working for their goals with support from like minded people who are huge in number in the U.K. as well as abroad.
On Thu, Sep 13, 2018 at 10:25 AM ………..> wrote:
REALLY DO NOT KNOW WHETHER TO LAUGH OR CRY
“Release of Islamist hate preacher Anjem Choudary next month 'is danger for us all',
prisons minister warns”-
(The Evening Standard-11SEP2018)
Minister: watch choudary like a hawk
Preacher of hate: Anjem Choudary speaks at a rally in 2006.
He has been accused of influencing some of this country’s worst terrorists ( PA )
Islamist hate preacher Anjem Choudary will pose a “genuinely dangerous” threat to public safety when he is released from jail next month, the Prisons Minister warned today.
Rory Stewart said Choudary remained a “deeply pernicious, destabilising influence”, whom MI5 and police would have to “watch like a hawk” to stop him from inciting further violence.
Choudary, 51, is due to be freed after serving less than three years of a five-and-a-half-year sentence for encouraging Muslims to join Islamic State.
This is despite police blaming him for inspiring many of this country’s
worst terrorists. London Bridge attacker Khuram Butt was one of his acolytes, as were the killers of soldier Lee Rigby, Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale.
Other supporters include the suspected IS executioner Siddhartha Dhar, the failed suicide bomber Omar Sharif, who was involved in an attack on Tel Aviv in 2003, and Brusthom Ziamani, who was jailed for 22 years for planning to kill on London’s streets.
The warning by the prisons minister will heighten concern about the length of sentences available for those convicted of propaganda-type offences, and whether existing legislation is adequate for dealing with the threat posed by extremist preachers.
Influenced by Anjem Choudary: Khuram Butt who was behind the London Bridge terror attack Mr Stewart made the comments in an interview with the Evening Standard, in which he also announced plans to train a “elite corps” of about 25 Muslim clerics to lead efforts to deradicalise the growing number of terrorist prisoners.
The imams will undergo a residential training course to learn how to counter flawed interpretations of Islam and will receive advice from former extremists on the best ways to change minds.
The clerics will also be taught about global politics to counter what Mr Stewart described as the “crazy ideas” put forward by Islamists, and shown Islamic State magazines and videos to help them recognise the “familiar quotes and false logic” they need to rebut.
His most forthright comments came as he described the threat posed by Choudary, who was jailed at the Old Bailey in 2016, and the “tens” of other “hardcore” extremists in prison.
Mr Stewart said this group comprised “genuinely fanatical extremists” with “extremely contorted, dangerous and horrifying views of the world”. He said they were “people you can’t change”.
But some, including Choudary, had to be released because the evidence gathered against them had been sufficient only for relatively short sentences. Strict “multi-agency public protection arrangements”, known as MAPPA, were being put in place in response, including MI5 and police surveillance, satellite tracking and restrictions on the freed extremists’ activities. But despite such precautions their potential threat remained.
Mr Stewart added: “We have to put a very rich, full, MAPPA wrap around them that includes everything going all the way up to MI5. That’s GPS trackers, that’s police, that’s intelligence, watching every movement of their lives and restricting it incredibly closely because I’m in no doubt that these people are highly dangerous.
“Even if they are not themselves making bombs, they are a completely pernicious influence on the people they come into contact with and they need to be kept away from them.”
Asked about Choudary’s imminent release, Mr Stewart said: “He is somebody that I would put into the category I have just mentioned — somebody who was not given a sentence of enormous length but somebody who is a genuinely dangerous person ... we will be watching him very, very carefully.” Mr Stewart said he was more optimistic, however, about the prospect of deradicalising the majority of terrorist prisoners, despite the “significant and concerning” number of inmates influenced by extremist ideology.
This was because “the big shift now in our prisons is that increasingly we are finding people who are much less confident, who have picked up on [extremism] through social media, who come from more troubled backgrounds, have mental health issues, are much less likely to be theologically informed”.
He added: “That’s why we are establishing a new training course, focusing on creating an elite corps of Muslim chaplains who will have gone through a very intensive residential course to really think through how you deal with these cohorts.”
Official figures showed that there were a record 228 terrorist prisoners in Britain’s jails at the end of March. Of these more than 80 per cent were Islamist extremists.