Sweet. More government handouts (and rewards) to Britains ever growing Muslim criminal population. 50% of Muslim men and 75% of Muslim women in the UK live on some form of government benefits, handouts or welfare.
Abu Qatada demands to be relocated after year in £400,000 home
Abu Qatada is demanding to be rehoused at the taxpayer’s expense, less than 12 months after being moved to his current home.
By Tom Whitehead, Security Editor
6:20AM GMT 15 Nov 2012
Lawyers for the extremist cleric revealed he and his family, who live on state handouts, have asked to be relocated.
It is not known what reasons he has given but is likely to have demanded more space or complained about the constant media presence outside.
It can also be disclosed that his every movement will be watched from space as part of the massive surveillance operation that is costing the public £5 million a year.
The hate preacher has been fitted with a GPS satellite tag which means the police and security services will know where he is to within a few feet at any given time.
Qatada and his family were moved to a £400,000 house in Wembley, north London, in February this year after his initial release from prison as part of his ongoing fight against deportation.
He was later detained again but senior immigration judge Mr Justice Mitting released him for a second time on Tuesday.
Sitting at the Special Immigration Appeals Commission, he blocked Home Office attempts to return him to Jordan, where he faces terror charges, because he was not satisfied he was guaranteed a fair trial.
Lawyers for Theresa May, the Home Secretary, asked for him to be bailed to a Home Office address but the court refused and returned him to his Wembley home.
And Edward Fitzgerald QC, Qatada’s barrister, told Siac that he was now looking to be relocated again.
The family is reportedly paying £1,900 a month at the current property, funded through benefits.
Qatada was released from Long Lartin high security prison on Tuesday and was greeted with protesters when he arrived home.
Despite tight bail conditions, he is allowed to roam the streets for eight hours a day and will have to be monitored around the clock at a cost of £100,000 a week.
Around 60 officers from Scotland Yard, MI5 and a private security company are involved with marked police cars outside his home and undercover officers ready to follow him if he leaves his house.
Qatada is allowed outside between 8am and 4pm every day although he is not allowed to access the internet or meet certain individuals.
Visitors to his home must be approved by the Home Office and his phone line is monitored constantly.
David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said he was “completely fed up with the fact that this man is still at large in our country”.
David Anderson QC, the independent reviewer of terrorism laws, has warned it could be “years” before the case is concluded.
Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary, said the fiasco showed human rights laws needed to be overhauled.
Qatada’s release is the latest setback in a battle that has now run for more than a decade.
The Home Office is to challenge the Siac decision in the Court of Appeal.