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Cleric Qatada given compensation

This is beyond belief and again it calls into question why we were signed into this court and its rules that stamps into the ground time and again the laws of sovereign nations.

We have sufficient laws and rules to cover Human Rights issues.

I thing as is proven again that the Judiciary are a bunch of  withered upper class do goody lefties without a clue to the real world.

Radical preacher Abu Qatada has been awarded £2,500 in compensation by the European Court of Human Rights.

Judges ruled that his detention without trial in the UK under anti-terrorism powers breached his human rights.

Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said she was “very disappointed” with the award, but it was “not always possible” to bring terror suspects to trial.

On Wednesday, Law Lords ruled that Abu Qatada, 48, could be deported to Jordan despite fears he could face torture.

Abu Qatada has been held both in Belmarsh high security prison and under 22-hour home curfew. His lawyers have already submitted an application to the European Court appealing against his deportation.

Shadow security minister Crispin Blunt said the pay-out was “an appalling scandal”.

‘Not torture’

The European Court also awarded pay-outs of between £1,500 and £3,400 to 10 other people who were detained in Britain following 9/11 on suspicion of providing support for extremists linked to al-Qaeda.

They include Abu Rideh, a Palestinian refugee who was detained in December 2001, accused of having links to radical preacher Abu Hamza, and Djamal Ajouaou, a Moroccan national, accused of being connected to two other terror suspects.

Of the others, who cannot be named for legal reasons, six are Algerian, one Tunisian and one French.

They were held in prison without charge until 2005 and subsequently released under control orders. Several are understood to have since returned to their own countries.

Judges said the British government had breached three articles of the European Convention on Human Rights, including the right to liberty, the right for lawfulness of detention to be decided by a court and the right to compensation for unlawful detention.

But they rejected a fourth complaint, ruling that the detention of Abu Qatada did not amount to “torture and inhuman or degrading treatment”.

Their decision is final and the government has no right to appeal.

The judges said the compensation amounts were “substantially lower” than those granted in previous cases of “unlawful detention”.

They said this was “in view of the fact that the detention scheme (the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001) was devised in the face of a public emergency”.

The Act was also designed “as an attempt to reconcile the need to protect the UK public against terrorism with the obligation not to send the applicants back to countries where they faced a real risk of ill-treatment,” they said.

Where a person is arrested on the basis of “an allegedly reasonable suspicion of unlawful behaviour”, they must have the opportunity to challenge those claims, they added.

‘Fundamental right’

The home secretary said the judgement was based on “historic legislation” that was repealed almost four years ago.

“Prosecution is always our preferred option, but is not always possible,” she said.

“We replaced this law with a twin-track approach of deportation with assurances for foreign nationals and control orders for those whom we cannot prosecute or deport.”

Corinna Ferguson, from human rights group Liberty, said: “Liberty is a fundamental right and it’s not something that can be compromised in the face of a terrorist threat.”

Abu Qatada cannot be deported from Britain until the European Court has considered his appeal bid.

He was convicted in absentia in Jordan for involvement in an alleged conspiracy to bomb hotels in the capital Amman. He was also accused of providing finance and advice for other terror plots.

One judge has described him as Osama bin Laden’s right-hand man in Europe.

Qatada was first detained in 2002, and was later released under a strict control order. He is currently being held in Long Lartin Prison in Worcestershire after being re-arrested for breaching his bail conditions.

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GORDON BROWN on a school visit.

GORDON BROWN was visiting a primary school and he visited one of the classes. They were in the middle of a discussion related to words and their meanings.

The teacher asked Mr. BROWN if he would like to lead the discussion on the word ‘tragedy’. So the illustrious leader asked the class for an example of a ‘tragedy’.

A little boy stood up and offered: ‘If my best friend, who lives on a farm, is playing in the field & a tractor runs over him and kills him, that would be a ‘tragedy.’

No, said GORDON – that would be an accident.’

A little girl raised her hand: ‘If a school bus carrying fifty children drove over a cliff, killing everyone inside, that would be a tragedy’

I’m afraid not, explained GORDON – that’s what we would call great loss’.

The room went silent. No other children volunteered. GORDON searched the room. ‘Isn’t there someone here who can give me an example of a tragedy?’

Finally, at the back of the room, little Johnny raised his hand…In a quiet voice he said: ‘If a plane carrying you and MR. DARLING was struck by a ‘friendly fire’ missile & blown to smithereens, that would be a tragedy.’

‘Fantastic!’ exclaimed GORDON.. ‘That’s right. And can you tell me why that would be tragedy?’

‘Well,’ says little Johnny ‘it has to be a tragedy, because it certainly wouldn’t be a great loss and it probably wouldn’t be a f**king accident either!

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Men are Men

An attractive blonde from Dublin arrived at the casino and bet

twenty thousand dollars on a single roll of the dice. She said,

‘I hope you don’t mind, but I feel much luckier when I’m completely nude.’

With that, she stripped from the neck down, rolled the dice and yelled,

‘Come on, baby, Mama needs new clothes!’

As the dice came to a stop, she jumped up and down and squealed

‘YES, YES, I WON, I WON!’

She hugged each of the dealers and then picked up her winnings and

her clothes and quickly departed. The dealers stared at each other dumb-founded.

Finally, one of them asked, ‘What did she roll?’

The other answered, ‘I don’t know – I thought you were watching.’

MORAL OF THE STORY

Not all Irish are stupid; Not all blondes are dumb; but all men are men.

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BELIEVE it or not , These are REAL 911 Calls!

Dispatcher : 9-1-1 What is your emergency?
Caller:
I heard what sounded like gunshots coming from the brown
house on the corner.

Dispatcher:
Do you have an address?
Caller:
No, I have on a blouse and slacks, why?

Dispatcher: 9-1-1 What is your emergency?
Caller
: Someone broke into my house and took a bite out of my ham
and cheese sandwich
.
Dispatcher
:
Excuse me?
Caller
: I made a ham and cheese sandwich and left it on the kitchen
table and when I came back from the bathroom, someone had
taken a bite out of it.

Dispatcher
:
Was anything else taken?
Caller
: No, but this has happened to me before and I’m sick and tired
of it!

Dispatcher: 9-1-1 What is the nature of your emergency?
Caller: I’m trying to reach nine eleven but my phone doesn’t have
an eleven on it.
Dispatcher:
This is nine eleven.
Caller: I thought you just said it was nine-one-one
Dispatcher:
Yes, ma’am nine-one-one and nine-eleven are the same
thing.

Caller: Honey, I may be old, but I’m not stupid.

My Personal Favorite!!!
Dispatcher: 9-1-1 What’s the nature of your emergency?
Caller: My wife is pregnant and her contractions are only two
minutes apart

Dispatcher:
Is this her first child?
Caller: No, you idiot! This is her husband!

And the winner is……….

Dispatcher: 9-1-1
Caller: Yeah, I’m having trouble breathing. I’m all out of breath.
Darn….I think I’m going to pass out.

Dispatcher:
Sir, where are you calling from?
Caller: I’m at a pay phone. North and Foster.
Dispatcher: !
Sir, an ambulance is on the way. Are you an asthmatic?
Caller: No
Dispatcher: What were you doing before you started having trouble
breathing?

Caller: Running from the Police.

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