Falsely Branded Bin Laden’s Right-Hand Man, but He Can’t be Deported
By David Barrett
10 April 2008
THE government’s anti-terror policy was dealt a double blow yesterday when firebrand preacher Abu Qatada won his fight against deportation, and ministers were forced to abandon their bid to eject a further 12 terror suspects from Britain.
Qatada, a Jordanian once described as “Osama bin Laden’s right-hand man in Europe”, will remain behind bars while the Home Office appeals against his landmark victory in the Court of Appeal. …