September 05, 2004

Paging MI-5

WE DO HOPE that Her Majesty's Government has taken note of this article in The Telegraph of London, in which an extremist Islamic cleric says he would have no problem with militants pulling off a Beslan-style terror attack in the United Kingdom. We also note that Omar Bakri Mohammed believes it fine and dandy if women and children are killed in such an attack. Furthermore, it would appear that Bakri will host a convention celebrating the Sept. 11 attacks against New York and Washington.

Bakri's argument is so grotesque, so beyond the bounds of human decency and so beneath contempt that we will not address it. However, we would say this.

It seems to us this Saturday's convention could attract lots of people who share Bakri's views. It also seems to us that some of the attendees may have records that immigration authorities might want to re-examine. Further, it seems to us that such a gathering could create opportunity for Her Majesty's civil servants to test out new ideas vis-a-vis the deportation of troublesome aliens.

At the very least, this might be a good time to test the limits of those Anti-Social Behaviour Orders we keep hearing so much about.

Posted by Benjamin Kepple at September 5, 2004 08:23 PM | TrackBack

It will be interesting to see if this actually goes ahead. The one last year was cancelled at the last minute. Wonder if they are going to have a knees-up about the Russian school attack?

Posted by: Andrew Ian Dodge at September 6, 2004 09:55 AM

I think they'd go on with it -- they lacked shame enough to go to the national media about it.

Posted by: Benjamin Kepple at September 7, 2004 10:32 PM