Babar Ahmad RELEASED

Babar Ahmed released... What follows is a statement from the family of Babar Ahmad, upon being reunited with him recently. His and his family's patience and perseverance has been an example for all, as they have been through hardship after hardship. Babar Ahmad and his father remind us of the

Babar Ahmad Current Affairs Europe Politics Special UK US 7 Min Read

My Son Is Not a Terrorist But He Was Terrorised

This week marked the 11th anniversary of the day that changed our lives forever. On 2 December 2003, my son Babar Ahmad was accused by the Metropolitan Police of being an al-Qaeda terrorist, an allegation made after officers brutally assaulted him and mocked his religion. It took over five years

America Babar Ahmad Comment Current Affairs Politics Special US 5 Min Read

Babar and Talha Sentencing: A Welcome Anomaly

Asim Qureshi, who knew Talha and Babar personally, writes that their sentences earlier this month went against the grain of what we have come to expect from the War on Terror. In June 2011, CAGE released a report, Too Blunt for Just Outcomes, on the disproportionate sentences that are meted out

Babar Ahmad Current Affairs Europe Politics Special UK 10 Min Read

Babar Ahmad and the Reward for Doing Good

  He said "I am Yūsuf, and this is my brother. Allāh has certainly favoured us. Indeed, he who fears Allāh and is patient, then indeed, Allāh does not allow to be lost the reward of those who do good." These were the words spoken by the Prophet Yūsuf (‘alayhi

Analysis Babar Ahmad Politics Special UK 12 Min Read

Read the Script: Babar & Co. Verdict

As I write this, an extradition hearing is continuing in the Royal Courts of Justice, the very final one, before judgement is delivered in the cases of Babar Ahmad, Syed Talha Ahsan, Khalid al Fawwaz, Adel Abdul Bary and Abu Hamza. Each case is different with its own individual facts

Babar Ahmad Opinion Politics Special UK 7 Min Read

Detention of Babar; A Failure of both Politics and the Law

On 24 September 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) drove the final nail in the coffin of Babar Ahmad’s 8 year fight against extradition to the US, dismissing claims that a potential life sentence at ADX Florence would amount to torture or inhuman and degrading treatment.  It also

Babar Ahmad Politics Special UK 8 Min Read

Support Karl Watkins’ Private Prosecution of Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan

On 6 September 2012, the BBC reported that a British businessman Karl Watkins had instructed solicitors to commence a private prosecution against Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan. Mr Watkins has stated that he has taken this action because of the public interest in trying British citizens, accused of crimes committed

Babar Ahmad Opinion Politics Special UK 4 Min Read

Seven Years in Captivity: Babar Ahmad Petition

Babar Ahmad is a 37 year old British Muslim and the longest detained-without-charge British detainee held as part of the global ‘war on terror’. In December 2003 Babar was arrested at his London home under anti-terror legislation. By the time he reached the police station Babar had sustained at least

Babar Ahmad Opinion Politics Special UK 5 Min Read

Babar and the King

In the tafsir of Surah Buruj, with reference to the people of the ditch, we read about the boy and the King in an amazing hadith.  It follows the story of a boy who is chosen to be the apprentice of the King’s ailing magician. Instead, he ends up following