As Briton, Christopher Tappin, prepares to appear in front of a US court today; Abu Qatada, who himself was nearly deported, has claimed that he is being treated worse than Tappin.
Qatada, a proven terrorist, has criticised his treatment since he was bailed by the European Court of Human Rights last month. He stated that "whilst I am now a free man living in the UK, with proven terrorist cell connections, I am still unable to become President of my home county golf club." Drawing comparissons between himself and Tappin, he stated "How can a free man be denied a post such as this, and another, who sold batteries without a permit to Iran and currently facing 35 years in a Texan prison, was allowed to once hold that very same post."
It is understood that Qatada will be seeking to get his life back on track by returning to his retirement days on the golf course. This strong hint at giving up his connection with terrorist cells, will only serve to further frustrate jihadists, who were looking forward to the London Olympics later in the year. With Qatada now living in the lap of luxury in middle class suburbia; and Tappin facing 35 years in a Texan prison, it seems it may be another quiet year on the terrorism front.