Let’s put this in perspective. The UK government banned me because I oppose jihad terror and speak against it. Juxtapose this with the British government keeping the identity of a “gay” ISIS jihadi secret to protect his human rights.
How does a savage have “human rights”? The West is descending into madness.
The Telegraph: Police and prosecutors attempted to keep the identity and possible homosexuality of a British jihadist a secret to protect his human rights, it can be reported today.
Officers and the Crown Prosecution Service were concerned that should details surrounding Aseel Muthana emerge during a trial of his friends who helped him join Isil it would put his life at risk.
The sexual preference of a jihadi who sought to join the Islamic State and slaughter, maim and murder in the cause of Allah was kept a secret by British authorities for fear it would endanger his life with the devout Muslim group.
They believed they still had a duty of care under human rights laws to protect the teenager, even though he had run off to join a terror group intent on attacking this country.
The concerns centred on a series of text messages between Muthana, now 19, and Forhad Rahman, 21, who helped pay for him to travel to the war zone in February 2014.
Language in the messages left their “sexuality open to interpretation” after Rahman described Cardiff man Muthana as a “Welsh cutie”.
The pair only met online two months before Muthana left but formed a “profound emotional closeness” and called each other “cutie”, “honey” and “babe” in messages.
With Isil known to murder gay men and women, prosecutors initially discussed the need for reporting restrictions either on Muthana’s name or the details of the messages.
Muthana’s brother Nasser was already in Syria and later appeared in one of Isil’s first propaganda videos in which he encouraged others to join him.
Skype chat images of Aseel Muthana talking to Forhad Rahman recovered from the phone of Forhad Rahman. phone. They are dated 22/02/2014 (the day after Muthanaleft the UK). The small inserted picture is of Rahman.
In the end, it could not be ascertained whether Muthana was gay or not and the evidence was not subject to any court order.
But during the preliminary legal argument, a CPS note read: “It is not known what the reaction of ISIS would be if they became of aware of the social media chat that Mr Muthana has entered into with the defendants. It seems unlikely that Mr Muthana would have an opportunity to defend himself in accordance with the standards of this court.”
It said the CPS and police had a “duty” under the Human Rights Act to protect him and that “does not end because Mr Muthana has left the UK or is fighting on behalf of ISIS.”
In a pre-trial briefing, the then assistant chief constable of South Wales Police Nikki Holland, who is now at Merseyside Police, said: “I don’t think it is a case of physically protecting him but he has protection of the law in human rights. He has a right to life. As a police force we protect everyone’s right to life – even a terrorist.”
The discussions were held ahead the trial of Rahman, Adeel Ulhaq, 21, and Kristen Brekke, 20, at the Old Bailey.
The three men were convicted of helping Muthana travel to Syria.
Clothing found at the home of Kristen Brekke
Rahman and Ulhaq were sentenced to five years for the preparation of terrorist acts, with Ulhaq receiving a further 12 months for terrorism funding.
Brekke was jailed for four-and-a-half years. Rahman, from Cirencester, and Ulhaq, from Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, were part of an online Islamist “fixer” network that helped fanatics go to Syria.
Rahman got anew passport for Muthana and paid for his coach fare to London and flight out of the UK.
Ulhaq provided advice and tips on what to take to Syria and how to get across the border from Turkey.
A gun was recovered as part of the operation
He also put Muthana in touch with Aqsa Mahmood, a notorious young jihadi bride who travelled to Syria from Glasgow in November 2013.
Ulhaq and Rahman had also previously been in contact with Portsmouth based fanatics, including Ifthekar Jaman, who was killed in Syria in December 2013.
Brekke did not know the other two but was Muthana’s friend in Cardiff and bought military-style clothing for him and held his new passport until he needed it.
The pair also filmed themselves acting out pretend war scenes at night while on a hill in Cardiff, in what prosecutors likened to the comedy film about inept terrorists “Four Lions”.
In one clip, Muthana said he wanted to sing Jihadi nasheeds, or religious songs but could not remember any and instead hummed the theme to the movie “Rocky”.
Not everyone is the UK has gone insane.
Gay jihadis, human rights and an ISIS cell in Cirencester… what the hell is going on here, asks RICHARD LITTLEJOHN
By Richard Littlejohn for the Daily Mail, 11 February 2016
Rahman and his oppos will soon feel at home behind bars, as they join the 12,225 Muslim inmates who currently make up 15 per cent of all prisoners in Britain — twice the number ten years ago. In high-security jails, the figure is one in five.
And in Category A prisons — which cater for the worst offenders, such as terrorists — almost half are Muslim. (Rumour has it that the Chicken Cyclone on the culturally appropriate menu at Belmarsh is up for a Michelin star.)
All this in a country where we’re told that Muslims comprise less than 5 per cent of the total population. No wonder the Home Office is considering setting up special jihadi-only jails, to stop Islamists recruiting behind bars.
Anyway, let’s put that to one side for now. Because this is where it starts to get interesting. As the trial unfolded, it was revealed that police and prosecutors had attempted to conceal the identity of Aseel Muthana and prevent the publication of his text messages to Rahman.
They argued that they had to do this to protect his safety. Izal takes a pretty dim view of homosexuality. Men suspected of being gay are routinely blindfolded and thrown off the top of tall buildings in front of cheering crowds.
Aseel (pictured) was recruited over the internet by Rahman and they exchanged flirtatious messages, calling each other ‘babe’ and ‘honey’”
Aseel (pictured) was recruited over the internet by Rahman and they exchanged flirtatious messages, calling each other ‘babe’ and ‘honey’
The prospect of that happening to poor, sweet, vulnerable Aseel Muthana was simply too horrible for the Heddlu (that’s Welsh for Old Bill) to contemplate. Nikki Holland, Assistant Chief Constable of South Wales, said: ‘There is a real threat to him and we still have a duty of care. Everyone is entitled to police protection. It doesn’t stop at the border, even for a terrorist.
‘He has a right to life. We don’t put anything into the public domain that would deliberately impact on human rights.’
Sadly, that’s the kind of sentimental drivel we’ve come to expect from the senior ranks of the Great British Constabulary, equipped with their worthless sociology degrees and expensive sensitivity training.
At this stage, let me reiterate my admiration and support for the dedicated anti-terrorism officers who work tirelessly to keep us safe.
How must they feel when they hear some dopey bird with scrambled egg on her hat trying to defend the yuman rites of a scumbag who has run off to join a deranged Islamist death cult — and who might one day bring murder back to the streets of Britain? More to the point, when did you ever hear of any self-respecting Assistant Chief Constable calling herself ‘Nikki’? It makes her sound like a Page Three girl.
With any luck, news of Aseel’s identity and sexual proclivities will already have reached Izal and next time we see him, his head will have been severed from his body
But this is what we’re up against. As brave, jobbing coppers put their lives on the line every single day, some of their soft-in-the-head superiors are more concerned with the ‘rights’ of the terrorists they are trying to arrest.
Thank goodness the judge at the Bailey had more sense than to fall for this lunacy and we are free to know the identity of this young ‘British’ man who ran off to join the ranks of the New Nazis — and, given half the chance, would kill us all in our beds. Frankly, who cares if they did find out he was homosexual and chucked him off a tower block?
Oh dear, how sad, never mind.
For what it’s worth, I’ve always assumed half the Izal mob are gay. You often find that allegedly heterosexual gangsters and the extreme Right are big on homo-eroticism, while mouthing rabid anti-gay rhetoric. That might be why they treat women so badly. And the uniforms are a dead giveaway.
With any luck, news of Aseel’s identity and sexual proclivities will already have reached Izal and next time we see him, his head will have been severed from his body — ideally by his own brother, as part of a ritual loyalty test.
On reflection, this is one of the most depressing columns I’ve written for ages. To sum up: a young Muslim from Cardiff, whose brother is already fighting with a death cult in Syria, is recruited by an Islamist cell in Cirencester.
(When did Cirencester become a hotbed of jihad, for heaven’s sake?)
Meanwhile, the main concern of the Old Bill is trying to stop the rest of us finding out who he is — on the grounds that he’s gay and may be in danger from the very terrorist organisation he has chosen voluntarily to join.
It doesn’t bear thinking about. In the hierarchy of victimhood, do the yuman rites of homosexuals trump Muslims? Or terrorists? Or both? Or all three? Or none of the above?
I give up.
This is the brave new world we live in. Never mind You Couldn’t Make It Up or Mind How You Go. There’s only one place to file this: We Are All Going To Hell In A Handcart.
Theresa May has bottled it. She’s given Bernard Hyphen-Howe a one-year extension to his contract at Scotland Yard. He wanted three — and if he’d had any dignity he’d have rejected May’s grubby little compromise deal and walked away.
But it’s not about Bernard any more. He’s a dead man walking, a laughing stock who has lost all public confidence.
This is all about Theresa. She could have sacked him, or she could have given him the three years he so desperately sought. By awarding him a one-year contract she’s feebly endorsed Hyphen-Howe’s serial abuse of police powers and disgraceful refusal to apologise to any of those wrongly accused in the bonkers ‘historic’ sex abuse inquiries.
Theresa May has bottled it. She’s given Bernard Hyphen-Howe a one-year extension to his contract at Scotland Yard
Theresa May has bottled it. She’s given Bernard Hyphen-Howe a one-year extension to his contract at Scotland Yard
You don’t need me to go over his sins again. He will be remembered as the worst Met Commissioner in history. And Theresa May will be forever linked to him.
Her cowardice will not be forgotten. This is the Bisto-thick woman who fancies herself as our next Prime Minister, yet has forgiven the arrogant bully who outrageously persecuted one of her predecessors beyond the grave and smeared the reputation of a 92-year-old war hero.
Theresa and Bernard deserve each other. Quite what we’ve done to deserve either of them is beyond me.
But May’s appalling lack of judgment will come back to haunt her. Make the most of the Home Office, Theresa. It’s as good as it’s going to get for you.
I hope Bernard is worth it.