Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Honor System For British Terror Suspects

The Guardian today reported plans to put terror suspects held in the UK on what amounts to an honor system.
British terrorism suspects could be put under a series of controls stretching from limits on internet communication to de facto house arrest under plans announced today by Charles Clarke, the home secretary.
Thankfully, though:
Foreign nationals held in Belmarsh and Woodhill prisons will not be released until the legislation is in place.
This is quite pleasing to the Muslim Council of Britain, which advocates kid glove treatment of terrorist suspects and terrorists.
"The MCB has long argued that the indefinite detention of these foreign terror suspects was discriminatory and that their continued incarceration without charge represented our very own mini-Guantanamo Bay," said secretary-general Iqbal Sacranie.
The Muslim Council of Britain, of course, is the group that recently called for boycotting Holocaust commemorations in the UK because they were not, "racially inclusive". Okey-dokey, then.

Even house arrest was deemed too vicious and brutal by one group:
The Law Society said placing terror suspects under house arrest with no plans to try them in court would be an "abuse of power".
"Stay in your room, and NO internet!" - yeah, that'll work.

Update: More on the Muslim Council of Britain's refusal to participate in a commemoration of the liberation of Auschwitz from the Timesonline:
Iqbal Sacranie, secretary-general of the Muslim Council of Britain, has written to Charles Clarke, the home secretary, saying the body will not attend the event unless it includes the “holocaust” of the Palestinian intifada.
I see. The Dread Pundit Bluto also refuses to attend unless they agree to include the holocaust of my dog Brownie's death last year. Don't get the wrong idea; the Dread Pundit Bluto is not simply mocking the "tragic" deaths of Palestinian babyhunters. The Dread Pundit Bluto is celebrating their removal from the gene pool, while mocking them.