A Muslim hate preacher who was arrested in Birmingham and is accused of radicalising one of the Paris Bataclan bombers is now using a combination of Legal Aid and the Human Rights Act to stay in the United Kingdom.
According to a report in the Daily Mail: Security chiefs faced questions last night over how a hate preacher suspected of radicalising a Paris terrorist was allowed to live in the UK for two years.
Tarik Chadlioui, 43, was arrested yesterday at the request of Spanish police, who say he is the spiritual leader of a jihadist network.
He is accused of inspiring Omar Mostefai, who blew himself up during the Bataclan theatre siege that claimed 89 lives in Paris in 2015.
Chadlioui has urged his followers – including 29,000 on Facebook – to wage holy war against ‘infidels’, promising paradise in return.
What we find even more worrying is that he has been allowed to live in the UK for more than two years, especially considering the heightened security concerns of the last couple of months.
The whole concept of the Human Rights Act has come under considerable scrutiny in the United Kingdom, with a debate raging about how the authorities can strike the right balance between creating a civilised society and having the power to deport and extradite people who want to do us harm.
To be honest, we agree with those who are calling for a certain ‘relaxation’ of the Human Rights Act in order to tackle terrorism, and our argument is a simple one that a number of liberals and left-wingers cannot get their heads around.
In the event of a terror attack, we cannot let human rights get in the way of justice being served, and we certainly can’t increase the risk of future attacks because of a ‘softly, softly’ attitude to following-up intelligence – no matter how seemingly insignificant.
If this makes us racist, fascist, or any other kind of -ist that the usual suspects will conjure up, then so be it.
Britain CANNOT become any sort of haven for people who want to wreak havoc and influence those who want to harm innocent people – we are referring to the whole chain from preacher to attacker.