Just on the off chance you don't understand, the government and the judiciary are two separate entities. So even if you disregard the moral implications of the Qatada case, IT IS NOT THE GOVERNMENT WHO ARE BLOCKING HIS [Qatada's] DEPORTATION. People often feel like their government are taking them for a ride, in all likelihoods they are and will continue to do so, until you stop expecting to be spoon fed everything. Go out and research things if you don't understand them.
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The government case against Qatada is not that they agree with torture, they're trying to argue that he will get a fair trial where evidence gained through torture won't be used. The judicial system disagree with the government, which is why for now Mr Qatada will remain in the UK. I don't particularly like Mr Qatada, but if I condone either torture against him (a request of many Internet arm chair warriors), or the use of evidence against him which was gained through torture, then I would be a complete hypocrite if I ever complained about torture against a UK citizen.
The third point I wanted to make (after the ignorance of people and the badness of torture) is how annoyed I get when people seem to pick and choose when and how laws apply to them. If someone turned up at your house and either tortured, harassed or generally made your life a living hell then you would call the police. If they murdered or otherwise restricted your freedoms, then someone would call the police. People calling for this man to just be shot in plain sight, obviously forget that we can't just pick and choose what laws apply to us and when. Never be prepared to sit at home with your laptop or iPad (or other gadget) behind the veneer of the Internet and spout pure hatred, no matter how much someone deserves it, unless you think the same actions would be justifiable if they happened to you.
I've never been ashamed of being a British citizen, but I've sometimes felt guilty about being a white non Muslim man. Mainly because the overwhelming amount of hate and racism that is contained within the UK is generally in my eyes, originating from the white & non Muslim side of the divide. There should be no divide, we are all just people when it comes down to it.
I'm not saying there isn't wrong on both sides, but when organisations such as EDL exist in the UK and they are worse than the supposed Islamic extremism they aim to combat, I shed a tear. EDL claim they are an inclusive movement dedicated to peacefully protesting against Islamic extremism, except many of their members don't do it peacefully and are very racist indeed. Why can't people just get on with each other?
This post can also be found here at Huffington Post