Binyam Mohammed - Homecoming hero

#1


...has arrived er, 'home' from the Great Satan's clutches, to the applause and cheers of a significant percentage of the British population. Here's the statement he made on arrival:

I hope you will understand that after everything I have been through I am neither physically nor mentally capable of facing the media on the moment of my arrival back to Britain.

Please forgive me if I make a simple statement through my lawyer. I hope to be able to do better in days to come, when I am on the road to recovery.
I have been through an experience that I never thought to encounter in my darkest nightmares. Before this ordeal, "torture" was an abstract word to me. I could never have imagined that I would be its victim.
It is still difficult for me to believe that I was abducted, hauled from one country to the next, and tortured in medieval ways - all orchestrated by the United States government.

While I want to recover, and put it all as far in my past as I can, I also know I have an obligation to the people who still remain in those torture chambers.
My own despair was greatest when I thought that everyone had abandoned me. I have a duty to make sure that nobody else is forgotten.
I am grateful that in the end I was not simply left to my fate. I am grateful to my lawyers and other staff at Reprieve, and to Lt Col Yvonne Bradley, who fought for my freedom.

I am grateful to the members of the British Foreign Office who worked for my release. And I want to thank people around Britain who wrote to me in Guantanamo Bay to keep my spirits up, as well as to the members of the media who tried to make sure that the world knew what was going on.
I know I would not be home in Britain today if it were not for everyone's support. Indeed, I might not be alive at all.

I wish I could say that it is all over, but it is not. There are still 241 Muslim prisoners in Guantanamo.

Many have long since been cleared even by the US military, yet cannot go anywhere as they face persecution. For example, Ahmed bel Bacha lived here in Britain, and desperately needs a home.

Then there are thousands of other prisoners held by the US elsewhere around the world, with no charges, and without access to their families.
And I have to say, more in sadness than in anger, that many have been complicit in my own horrors over the past seven years.

For myself, the very worst moment came when I realised in Morocco that the people who were torturing me were receiving questions and materials from British intelligence.

I had met with British intelligence in Pakistan. I had been open with them. Yet the very people who I had hoped would come to my rescue, I later realised, had allied themselves with my abusers.

I am not asking for vengeance; only that the truth should be made known, so that nobody in the future should have to endure what I have endured.
This statement makes no mention, of course, of the ludicrous, trumped-up charges dreamed up by the CIA and MI5 in order to fill their jails with innocent people for their own dark purposes. These can be found here.

Actually, I think the Colombia 3 at least had the imagination to try using a cover story; birdwatching in a high-risk area while travelling on false passports. This twat hasn’t even used his time inside to think one up. I believe he should be sentenced to a lifetime of benefit on a council estate. That’ll teach him.
 
#2
No doubt a huge claim for compensation is forthcoming, to be followed by a book, and a C4 drama.

He is just misunderstood.
 
#3
Well, aren't we the lucky ones? This 'UK resident' (new status?) has decided that he should come back here despite not being a UK citizen (a status which I understand). I am sure that we will provide him with adequate accommodation - sufficiently large for his extended family when they join him. Newspapers will want to give him a shed load of money for his story and he will get legal aid to pursue a claim for compensation against HMG in case we had any of our chaps within a couple of miles of an airport which had flights to Cuba. We are lucky that he didn't decide to go back to Somalia.
 
#4
What's wrong with sticking them on a Herc and opening the back door at 20,000 ft over the Atlantic? If they'd done that a few years ago then this would never have come to light!
 
#5
box-of-frogs said:
What's wrong with sticking them on a Herc and opening the back door at 20,000 ft over the Atlantic? If they'd done that a few years ago then this would never have come to light!
In my war I believe that they did something similar. Pity it was caught on camera.
 
#6
Errr, since when was Britain this mans "home"?
Funny how we are obliged to accept the dregs and freeloaders of the world at vast expense.
 
#7
Once Cherie Booth QC gets in on the act he will be safe and set up for life. At our expense. He was only a British resident FFS.
Makes me proud to be English.

When will the revolution start ?

D_B
 
#8
For someone who is in "neither physically nor mentally capable of facing the media" after his "ordeal", i find it interesting how he knew he was in Morrocco...

I heard his guard detail were also very accommodating during his flight!
 
#9
should have shot him insead of arresting him. Thank you Barrack Obama for shutting down this magnficent jail and thank you to all arrsers who supported Mr Obama under the caveat that he was going to make the world a better place....

i think that we should re-start the NF and have a civil war.
 
#10
zubrzycki said:
should have shot him insead of arresting him.
On what grounds? There is a reason they have had to let him go.

msr
 
#11
Well, I'll happily contribute a couple of pounds towards booking him on the next flight back to Ethiopia. Better that than the lifetime of benefits, housing and all the other cash that will be thrown at him and his extended clan once the Home Office grants him permanent residency. Anyone else got any spare change behind the sofa?
 
#12
msr said:
zubrzycki said:
should have shot him insead of arresting him.
On what grounds? There is a reason they have had to let him go.

msr
they KNOW that he has done wrong, however they let him go due to lack of evidence.

things regarding terrorism/terrorists should not fall under the same laws as crime. anyone who commits or plans to commt an act of terrorism or supports those who commit or plan to commit an act of terror should be punished without trial.

obviously there should be a degree of restraint regarding this to prevent prejudice and discrimination and so a board of officers should be provided the evidence and decide whether the said individual is guilty or not.

all of this PC is being played on by terry terrorist and is a blatant kink in our armour. it should be removed for the purpose of purging terrorism from this world less we continue to repeat history again and again and again.

regarding this matter specifically, there should have been a British representative who stood there and told him to F*CK OFF and go back to Afghan where he CHOSE to reside.
 
#13
He's still a suspect, hence why he was cautioned under the Terrorist Act on his arrival, and his activities are being investigated by British Police.

He isn't a martyr of any form yet, merely a politcal tool being used to show the world that terrorists can be investigated through legal means.

But of course, film makers have their cheque books at the ready...
 
#14
zubrzycki said:
msr said:
zubrzycki said:
should have shot him insead of arresting him.
On what grounds? There is a reason they have had to let him go.

msr
they KNOW that he has done wrong, however they let him go due to lack of evidence.

things regarding terrorism/terrorists should not fall under the same laws as crime. anyone who commits or plans to commt an act of terrorism or supports those who commit or plan to commit an act of terror should be punished without trial.

obviously there should be a degree of restraint regarding this to prevent prejudice and discrimination and so a board of officers should be provided the evidence and decide whether the said individual is guilty or not.

all of this PC is being played on by terry terrorist and is a blatant kink in our armour. it should be removed for the purpose of purging terrorism from this world less we continue to repeat history again and again and again.

regarding this matter specifically, there should have been a British representative who stood there and told him to F*CK OFF and go back to Afghan where he CHOSE to reside.
Yeah, sounds like a plan.

All hail democracy and justice, eh?

MsG
 
#15
zubrzycki said:
msr said:
zubrzycki said:
should have shot him insead of arresting him.
On what grounds? There is a reason they have had to let him go.

msr
they KNOW that he has done wrong, however they let him go due to lack of evidence.

things regarding terrorism/terrorists should not fall under the same laws as crime. anyone who commits or plans to commt an act of terrorism or supports those who commit or plan to commit an act of terror should be punished without trial.

obviously there should be a degree of restraint regarding this to prevent prejudice and discrimination and so a board of officers should be provided the evidence and decide whether the said individual is guilty or not.

all of this PC is being played on by terry terrorist and is a blatant kink in our armour. it should be removed for the purpose of purging terrorism from this world less we continue to repeat history again and again and again.

regarding this matter specifically, there should have been a British representative who stood there and told him to F*CK OFF and go back to Afghan where he CHOSE to reside.
Really? Apart from the willingness of the Authorties here to completely misuse legisation demanded by the Government to "protect" us from such Terrs do you really think that such an approach will actually work? Dead Terrs are maryers to the cause. Terrs banged up and rotting in jail for 30 plus years after being charged and found guilty on criminals charges are just criminals. Nothing wonderful about being in nick as a common or garden criminal. No "special status", no nothing just a murderer.

Changing our law system just to deal with such terrs is a victory to the terrs. NOT a win for us.

Apart from that. WTF is that sod doing coming back here? Apart from One eye bending and taking it just to please his new owner
 
#16
There is a legion of so-called do-gooders with loads of Govt funding just gagging to 'help' him to become a British national.

All this for some piece of shi'ite who was only ever a British resident. How many other countries would do this sort of malarky and how many other countries legal nationals would stand for it.

We get what we collectively deserve. However, I look forward to seeing what Govt funding things get dropped as we have less and less money. With this shower I can see pensioners heating allowance being stopped before legal aid gets touched.

Politicians are only interested in feathering their own nests, ripping off the electorate and trying to give themselves greater gravitas abroard than they could ever have at home.

D_B
 
#17
zubrzycki said:
should have shot him insead of arresting him. Thank you Barrack Obama for shutting down this magnficent jail and thank you to all arrsers who supported Mr Obama under the caveat that he was going to make the world a better place....

i think that we should re-start the NF and have a civil war.
and i think you are a cunt
now fuck off
 
#18
zubrzycki said:
things regarding terrorism/terrorists should not fall under the same laws as crime. anyone who commits or plans to commt an act of terrorism or supports those who commit or plan to commit an act of terror should be punished without trial.


.
Hmmm. HM Gov used anti terror legislation to suspend funds in Iceland. Local authorities used anti-terror legislation to check on fly tippers and benefit fraud.

Now, define this "terrorist" who should be denied the rule of law?
 
#19
msr said:
zubrzycki said:
should have shot him insead of arresting him.
On what grounds? There is a reason they have had to let him go.

msr
He should have had a trial in the 1st place.
If there was not enough evidence to put him in front of a court for his alleged offences then he should be a free man.
But he should not be a free man here in the UK. He is not British, he is not our responsiblity to house, feed and pay for.

Put him ashore in Somalia and forget about him. He is not our responsiblity and I for one have no wish to pay for him to be here.
 
#20
Kitmarlowe said:
zubrzycki said:
msr said:
zubrzycki said:
should have shot him insead of arresting him.
On what grounds? There is a reason they have had to let him go.

msr
they KNOW that he has done wrong, however they let him go due to lack of evidence.

things regarding terrorism/terrorists should not fall under the same laws as crime. anyone who commits or plans to commt an act of terrorism or supports those who commit or plan to commit an act of terror should be punished without trial.

obviously there should be a degree of restraint regarding this to prevent prejudice and discrimination and so a board of officers should be provided the evidence and decide whether the said individual is guilty or not.

all of this PC is being played on by terry terrorist and is a blatant kink in our armour. it should be removed for the purpose of purging terrorism from this world less we continue to repeat history again and again and again.

regarding this matter specifically, there should have been a British representative who stood there and told him to F*CK OFF and go back to Afghan where he CHOSE to reside.
Really? Apart from the willingness of the Authorties here to completely misuse legisation demanded by the Government to "protect" us from such Terrs do you really think that such an approach will actually work? Dead Terrs are maryers to the cause. Terrs banged up and rotting in jail for 30 plus years after being charged and found guilty on criminals charges are just criminals. Nothing wonderful about being in nick as a common or garden criminal. No "special status", no nothing just a murderer.

Changing our law system just to deal with such terrs is a victory to the terrs. NOT a win for us.

Apart from that. WTF is that sod doing coming back here? Apart from One eye bending and taking it just to please his new owner
Utter rubbish.

Once they realise that we are not playing games anymore, do you really think that they will consider it a victory?

Only a complete c*ck end would think that. even if they do consider it a victory, who gives a flying f*ck? not me. I will be laughing at the massive drops in contacts and Soldiers lives saved becuase of it.

Spend millions of pounds per year "investigating" the potential terrorists in the UK and hundreds of millions trying to stabalise Afghan and surrounding countries or spend less than a million pounds deporting them all to the middle east and a couple more million rounding up all suspected terrorists and killing them which will have the same effect, except it will be much more brutal and cost effective. I know what has my vote.
 

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