The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled against the British government's bid to deport Osama Bin Laden's right hand man to Jordan.
This is why the EU and the international criminal court is an abject failure, a dangerous force for evil.
How can Europe survive?
Caroline Glick and I discussed this at length in a radio show years ago. She said, the Europeans learned all the wrong lessons from the horrors of World War II. The lesson that Europe had decided to avail itself of in the aftermath of Auschwitz was not that evil is bad and that they behaved like monsters, but rather that everything was caused by nationalism and therefore what they really needed to do was create a European Union that would obviate their need for nationalism, so that we can become this transnational gobbledygook and they'll all get together and therefore they won't have another Auschwitz.
The lesson they should have learned was that they were evil and they have to be good. That is the lesson they never learned. They have to be able and willing to make moral distinctions and stand up for the good and fight evil, and that is something the Europeans refuse to do.
Nationalism isn't bad. American nationalism wasn't bad, has never been bad. British nationalism hasn't been bad. French nationalism isn't bad. Polish nationalism isn't bad. Czech nationalism wasn't bad.
The thing that was bad was that Germany decided to embrace madness and evil as its central unifying characteristic under the Nazis. That is what the problem was, it was not nationalism per se. And its still not nationalism.
They took all the wrong lessons from WW2 and are applying them, while ignoring the only lesson that's really relevant from WW2, which is that you have to choose good and defend good and fight with the intention of defeating evil.
UK blocked from deporting Bin Laden's aide Herald AU January 17, 2012 11:37PM
HARD-line Islamist cleric Abu Qatada cannot be deported to Jordan from the UK as it would be a "flagrant denial of justice," European judges ruled.
The preacher, who was described by a Spanish judge as "Osama bin Laden's righthand man in Europe," won his appeal to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) against the British government's bid to deport him with assurances from Jordan he would not be tortured.
The ECHR ruled that sending Qatada, who is also known as Omar Othman, back to face terror charges could lead to evidence obtained by torture being used against him, which would be a breach of his right to a fair trial.
A spokesman said, "In the absence of any assurance by Jordan that the torture evidence would not be used against Mr. Othman, the court therefore concluded that his deportation to Jordan to be retried would give rise to a flagrant denial of justice."
This is the first time the court has blocked deportation under this right, which is enshrined in Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
The UK government can make a final attempt to appeal against the judgment before it becomes binding in three months' time.
Home Secretary Theresa May insisted Tuesday's ruling was not the "end of the road" and said that Qatada would remain in detention while "all the legal options available" are examined.
Qatada, 51, is wanted on terrorism charges in several countries and is currently being held at Long Lartin high-security prison in central England.