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Al-Qaeda Digs the ‘Arab Spring’

The terror network, in the course of warning the Brits to protect Abu Qatada, a leading jihadist who’s been fighting extradition to Jordan, suggested that he instead be allowed to go to an “Arab Spring country.”

Robert Spencer has the details. Britain has been trying to deport Qatada for years but has been stymied by — what else? — lawfare. In January, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that he must not be sent to Jordan because of the possibility that evidence procured by torture could be used against him … despite Jordan’s promise that he would be given a fair trial. Obviously, the Lawyer Left, Euro Division, knows best. In related news, the ECHR has deigned to permit London to extradite a handful of terrorists the U.S. has been seeking for eons, including two suspects wanted in the bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania 14 years ago. Of course, the court added that there should be no extradition yet because a few more rounds of appeals may be needed, just to make sure …

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