MCB Petition Uses Inflammatory Language


The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), a U.K. umbrella organization representing mainly groups associated with the Muslim Brotherhood network, has published an online petition seeking to stop the extradition of Babar Ahmed to the U.S. Ahmed has been accused by the U.S. of a number of terrorism offenses related to his alleged support of the Taliban as well as Chechen rebels. The preface to the online petition reads:

Babar Ahmad is a British citizen who has been cleared by British authorities of any wrongdoing. The US has requested his extradition to face charges related to fundraising for Chechen and Taliban rebels. The offences are alleged to have occurred on UK soil. It is only proper that Babar stands trial in the UK. Were he to be extradited, he faces a serious risk of human rights abuses and torture.

This statement is consistent with many those of many Muslim Brotherhood groups in the U.K. and the U.S. who frequently oppose anti-terror actions by employing highly inflammatory language. Note that the statement implies that “human rights abuses and torture” are employed by the U.S. domestic criminal justice system.

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