As if the time he spent in Guantanamo wasn’t enough it seems now that the British Government want to actually shut him up completely. He visited Syria around about December time and it appears it took the plod all this time to find some reason to arrest him.
I have no time for anyone who goes to Syria to fight the Syrian Army. There have been plenty of claims that young British Muslim men are going to terrorise civilians under cover of a ‘Jihad’. Those people can return in a box for all I care. Moazzam Begg is not one of them. From reading trusted writers personal accounts of knowing Moazzam , it is apparent that he hasn’t got a nasty bone in his body. If the British general public weren’t so racist (and prejudiced against Islam) there would be a massive campaign to free Mr Begg.
Sadly , if many of the people I know are anything to go by , he’ll be labelled a terrorist simply by mentioning his name. Once they realise he’s been a prisoner in Guantanamo there would be comments like ‘they should have executed him’. This , despite the fact that many who were taken to Guantanamo were not guilty of anything worse than being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Offer a ransom for any ‘al qaida’ operatives in a poor place like Pakistan or Afghanistan and elderly relatives start to look more and more like a US dollar sign….Never mind complete strangers!
It would seem the people that agreed to the torture of prisoners are starting to get a little worried about what Moazzam might be uncovering, hence his unjustifiable arrest. Most people probably think ‘who cares’ but they will care when they get arrested for some minor crime due to the GCHQ collecting of yahoo camera images or similar.
Moazzam Begg is fighting them , it’s time we all did.