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Saturday, March 18, 2006

UK - Terror Suspect Escorted into House of Commons by First Muslim Peer

Mahmoud Suliman Ahmed Abu Rideh was invited to attend a session of Parliament -- as the guest of a Labour peer.

He was invited to Westminster on Tuesday by Lord Ahmed, who met him at Regent’s Park mosque three weeks ago...

Lord Ahmed confirmed he invited Abu Rideh, 34, to see him — and said he QUIZZED him over the suspected al Qaeda link.

He said: “I gave an appointment to see him this week. He came to see me as a Parliamentarian. It was my duty to hear what he had to say.

“He came through the peers’ entrance. He went through the security check and I met him at security. He did not leave me for one second.

“I did not take him into any public gallery.

“I asked him, ‘Have you ever been linked with al Qaeda?’ and he denied it.”

But did he ask him his views on various other topics: Islamic Imperialism, the re-establishment of the Caliphate, the treatment of women, dhimmitude for non-Muslims, and so on? The article gives neither his views nor those of Lord Ahmed.
Lord Ahmed said he escorted Abu Rideh from the building after the interview in his office.
It is not known when the suspect got into the Commons gallery.

Abu Rideh explained the visit by saying: “I was meeting some people to help me with my problem.”
The Palestinian suspect came to Britain in 1995 and was given permission to remain permanently in 1998.
He was detained as a terror suspect in December 2001, accused of fundraising for groups linked to al Qaeda.
David Blunkett directly accused him of the link to Osama bin Laden’s organisation when Home Secretary.

Abu Rideh has admitted to officials in a statement that he “used to travel around Afghanistan, disguised as a beggar, with large sums of money hidden in a plaster cast on his leg”...

He says he's innocent. Of course I believe him. Don't you?

Hattip: LGF


  • At Sun Mar 19, 07:51:00 AM PST, Blogger Always On Watch said…

    About Lord Ahmed...

    From Dhimmi Watch:

    He also drew attention to the chaos and disorder that mark present day Afghanistan. "I am not a fan of the Taleban. When they ruled, there was order in 90 per cent of Afghanistan. They eliminated heroine crops from the country. But what is the scene today?" he wondered.

    He said it was indeed hypocritic to go ballistic against Iran's nuclear experiments while wholeheartedly supporting Israel which sits on a massive atomic arsenal, posing a bigger threat to the security of the region.

    And in this blog article: It was my duty to hear what he had to say.

    The barbarians are inside the gates, and they're being invited into the legislative body? And possibly they are serving in the legislative body as well.

    Immigration control, please!

  • At Mon Mar 20, 03:12:00 PM PST, Blogger Cubed © said…

    Is there SOME way that we can get Tancredo, Malkin, et al. into policy-making positions?


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