Has the UK refashioned Al-Qaeda?

Feb 11, 2012 12:00 AM


Abu Qatada, the man who had been dubbed by the Anglo-American media as "Osama bin Laden’s ambassador in Europe", and who is on the list of individuals associated with Al-Qaeda established by the UN Security Council Committee (resolutions 1267/1898), has just been released on parole by the British authorities.
Owing to the intervention of the European Court of Human Rights, which opposed his extradition to Jordan where he was to be prosecuted, he will be totally free in three months "if no agreement is found".

In addition, the Daily Telegraph revealed that BBC journalists were instructed not to call Abu Qatada "extremist" and "not to make use of images suggesting that the preacher is overweight".
The affair has caused a stir in Great Britain, where people fail to understand how someone who had been qualified as "extremely dangerous" by former Interior Minister David Blunkett, and was detained in the high security Long Lartin prison in Worcestershire, can be set free.

As we had anticipated in May 2011, the media production of Osama bin Laden’s death was the prelude to the recycling of his men in the interests of the new US strategy.
After helping to fight the Soviets in Afghanistan, serving as easy target of the September 11 attacks, and finally being used against the Iraqi resistance, their new assignment is to hijack the "Arab Spring" and subvert the Resistance Alliance (Iran, Syria, Hezbollah).

Thus, in Syria, men emanating from the ranks of Al-Qaeda, funded by Qatar and overseen by Turkish, British and French military instructors, constitute the bulk of the contingent that the Western press calls the "Free Syrian Army".
The BBC is now looking after the image of those who are likely to serve such a cause.

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