[Updated at 11:05 a.m. ET] Abu Qatada is expected to be released on Tuesday, but his bail conditions are still being set, Britain’s Judicial Communications Office said Monday.
Britain's Special Immigration Appeals Commission upheld the radical cleric's appeal against deportation to Jordan earlier Monday
[Posted at 7:47 a.m. ET] Radical cleric Abu Qatada has won a legal battle that means he will not be deported from the United Kingdom to Jordan, the latest round in a long-running battle over British efforts to deport the man accused of funding terrorist groups and said to have inspired one of the 9/11 hijackers.
The British government says Abu Qatada raised money for terrorist groups, including organizations linked to former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, and has publicly supported the violent activities of those groups.
Videos of his preaching were found in a German apartment used by some of those involved in the 9/11 attacks on the United States, including ringleader Mohammed Atta.
Abu Qatada has denied the allegations against him.
Also known as Omar Othman, Abu Qatada arrived in the United Kingdom in 1993 and applied for asylum on the grounds that he had been tortured by Jordanian authorities. He came to Britain on a forged United Arab Emirates passport, according to court documents, and claimed asylum for himself, his wife and their three children.
Britain has been trying to deport Abu Qatada for years, but his legal appeals have kept him in the United Kingdom.
In January, the European Court of Human Rights blocked Britain from sending him to Jordan because of fears that evidence obtained by torture could be used against him at the trial planned by the Middle Eastern country.
Britain then launched a round of negotiations with Jordan in order to deal with the court's concerns and arrested Abu Qatada again on April 17.
"The government strongly disagrees with this ruling. We have obtained assurances not just in relation to the treatment of Qatada himself, but about the quality of the legal processes that would be followed throughout his trial," a Home Office spokesperson said.
The spokesperson said the government would appeal today's ruling.
MI6 or the CIA should just make him disappear. No fuss no muss.
That is what these criminals rely on, these laws have to be change and challange due to the world of dirty muslims terrorists we live in.
When is euorope and north america will wake up? when it is too late, they need to deport all the muslims to their own countries where there is no law there
We Brits are SICK AND TIRED of the euro courts! If it ws up to the people he'd be there 5 years ago!
These are Obama's people. Muslims.
Knowing there are people like you going nutttier makes the election results so much sweeeter.
trying...to deport??? I could see that as a legitimate argument if the man was trully a british citizen...but he is not...how STUPID are the british courts...a foreign crimminal has squatter's rights...pleeze!
The way Britain is going he'll probably get a knighthood next
anchor babies uses the same argument...the duplicity is insane...greedy attorneys and a dummy judge is all you need to rubber stamp stupidity.
Angkor babies in Burma!!!!! Mouse at Gound 0!!!!! Billl AYers!!!! Moolem, MOoslem Harry Carey..... Billl AYers!!!!! Fat and Flatulent!!!!!
This guy is a Muslim. I wonder if he is one of Obama's pals?
take note america, this is were we are headed next.
Annnnd welcome to your future, America. Yeah, we really need to try to be more like Europe. Those cats have it all figured out.
Hats off to an independent Judicial system.
Why bother with the airfare, K I L L him in place and feed the left overs to the pigs.
I hate how they always say " we Muslims will use your laws against you " nice.
Anne: I will defend your rights till death and to lump all Muslims under the same umbrella is insanity in it's self. Christian, Jews, Muslims and any other religion should be free to live and prosper any where on this earth.
So when there's ANOTHER terrorist attack and it gets linked to this clown, we can then blame the UK and Europe Court of Human Rights.....good to know this in advance.
Nice beard by the way.
Must not offend Islam.
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