A certain amount of black humor is required to get your average anti-jihadi through this end-period of Western civ, and because of that, I am eternally grateful to Abu Qatada, one of the more murderously villainous jihadists we have met on the road to ruination. Every time he makes a headline--which as OBL's "spiritual guide," "ambassador in Europe," whatever--he periodically does, I bring out my favorite Abu Qatada line, first reported back in 2003. Today, he's in the news again because a British court has ruled that deporting the jihadist "cleric" from Britain to Jordan posed a threat to the man's "human rights." It's not that Jordan would torture the Islamic holy man--the UK and Jordan have already reached an agreement on this point--but rather that Jordan might torture witnesses in any case against him, therefore imperiling his right to a fair trial. Sniff, sniff.
That's not all. Remaining in the UK means Abu Qatada wil live out his life on the British dole! Read it all here.
At least he's good-lookin'.
Now for my favorite Abu Qatada line. It came in response to one of President Bush's many sermons on Islam, in which he preached to the nation that Islam is a religion of peace that contains no justification for jihad violence.
AQ said: "I am astonished by President Bush when he claims there is nothing in the Koran that justifies jihad or violence in the name of Islam. Is he some kind of Islamic scholar? Has he ever actually read the Koran?"