Fascinating little clip of Patrick Henningsen implying that the five UK-based terror suspects who have been extradited to the United States were working for British Intelligence. Moreover, with Mark Curtis (265-268) stating in his book, ‘Secret Affairs:Britain’s collusion with Radical Islam’, that there is evidence to suggest that, one of them, a particular prominent target of Britain’s gutter press, Abu Hamza al-Masri, was working with MI5 as early as 1997, it might be concluded that this is not the havering of some whacky conspiracy theorist. Furthermore, even if it were, the extradition of Hamza, Babar Ahmad, Syed Talha Ahsan, Adel Abdul Bary and Khaled al-Fawwaz, is disturbing for a number of reasons.
Firstly, the special administrative measures (Sams) that they will face in the United States mean that there won’t be a fair trial. Secondly, even if that were not the case, why can’t they be tried here in Britain? It is the answer to that question that not only supports Mr Henningsen’s contention that extremely flimsy evidence would mean at least some of them would go free, while others would have to answer as government informants, but also highlights the real nature of “L’Angleterre, ah, la perfide Angleterre”, for with the British Prime MInister, David Cameron, saying, in referring to Hamza’s extradition, that he is delighted on this occasion we’ve managed to send this person off to a country where he will face justice,” despite a wealth of evidence showing that British Intelligence colluded with at least some of them, Mr Henningsen’s conclusions begin to make sense.