Less than a week after the Conservatives reneged on their election promise to repeal the grotesque Human Rights Act (HRA), that law has been used to give asylum to confirmed Al-Qaeda men in Britain because it would be “unsafe to send them back to their native Pakistan.”
The bizarre ruling -- which effectively puts the rights of members of an international terrorist organisation above those of the British people -- was made by the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) using the HRA as a justification.
According to Mr Justice Mitting, Al-Qaeda operatives Abid Naseer and Ahmad Faraz Khan “should not be deported back to their homeland because of the risk to their safety.”
The HRA makes it illegal to deport any person from Britain -- no matter how they arrived in this country -- if, by such deportation, it can be argued that they would be put at risk.
This mad situation means that any Third Worlder who enters Britain -- legally or illegally -- can claim the right to stay here simply because most Third World countries are unsafe due to their inability to maintain European standards of social cohesion, law and order and economic prosperity.
The two Pakistanis were arrested last year in a Merseyside counter-terrorism raid sparked off prematurely after a police chief inadvertently showed a file to press photographers in London.
The early arrest of the Paksitani Muslim gang prevented the police from acquiring final evidence in the case, but several of the squad have already been deported.
Making his ruling, the SIAC’s Mr Mitting said that “For the reasons stated, we are satisfied that Naseer was an al Qaeda operative who posed and still poses a serious threat to the national security of the UK and that... it is conducive to the public good that he should be deported.”
However, in terms of the HRA, the suspects could not be deported because the “the issue of safety on return” made it impossible to deport send them back to Pakistan.
According to reports, Tory Home Secretary Theresa May said she was “disappointed.”
Instead of being sad, Ms May would do better to try to understand that this outrage is possible because of her own party’s policy.
The HRA was introduced by the previous Labour regime to bring British law into line with the EU’s human rights legislation.
Although the Conservatives said they would repeal the HRA if they came to power, this policy position was quickly abandoned the moment they entered office.
The British National Party has pointed out that repealing the HRA would not absolve Britain of the obligation of implementing EU legislation as appeals would always be launched to the European Court of Justice -- whose judgements would be binding upon the UK.
The only way that this madness can be brought to an end is to repeal the HRA and withdraw from the EU -- something which the Tories will never do.
Thus the British public will always find their interests put last under the Lab-Con-Dem regime.