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Al-Qaeda Chief U Freed To Remain In Prison

by | 28th, June 2008

“SECOND AL-Qaeda chief to be freed in Britain,” screams the Times.

Secret negotiations have taken place to arrange the release from a British jail of one of al-Qaeda’s most important operatives in Europe, The Times has learnt.

The prisoner, who can be identified only as U, is expected to be released from the high-security wing at Long Lartin jail next week.

It’s too, too terrible. Times readers are outraged:

The suicidal urges of the West are simply without historical precedent in the face of the jihadist dangerMartin, Miami, USA

Its time judges were judgedCromwell, Leeds, England

No wonder the Germans cheered when Hitler threw the judges and lawyers into Dachaued hummer, London

And on the web:

The sun is setting on Great Britain – says JamMie Wearing.

U is going to be free. Well, sort of not:

The authorities are understood to have sought bail terms more stringent than the 22-hour curfew imposed on the radical cleric Abu Qatada when he was freed last week. These conditions would require U to spend all his time indoors.

Security agencies blocked requests for U to live in London claiming that he has extensive contacts among extremist Islamist groups there. They also objected to an address in Brighton. U will be required to wear an electronic tag, subjected to round-the-clock monitoring and forbidden to use the internet or a mobile phone.

U is free to transmit message to Osama bin Laden by ESP, by screaming into his pillow at night or by talking to the plug on his toaster.

He may take to emailing his friends and updating his Faceless Book account – “Kill them all now” – but missives are liable to be screened and recipients flushed out and shot…



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