I wrote to Lambeth Palace, the residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury, this week. My email read:
"It is of real concern to have heard nothing from the A of C's office,
and no directives to the Anglican Church regarding the wrongful
imprisonment of Muslims, accused by the United States as having
infringed the same laws that saw almost 800 people imprisoned in
Guantanamo Bay. Think of the wrongful imprisonment of St Paul and then
let me know that my church is destined to remain silent on such an abuse
of human rights.
I await your response eagerly,
There was no response.
I have blogged, almost ad nauseum, to try and get justice for these men, who have been in prison for interminably long times without being charged, more than 8 years in the case of Babar Ahmad and 6 in the case of Talha Ahsan. Compare that with the short time it took to charge Mark Bridger of the murder of the little girl, April Jones, in Wales. These men are not suspected of murder but have been imprisoned on the say so of the United States. It is Friday and millions of Muslims have been praying in the mosques while Khateebs have been asked to remember them in Friday prayers.
As well as the corruption of the judiciary it is particularly disturbing and cynical that Theresa May and her friends the justices chose the Muslim holy day to deliver the verdict, which was not arrived at in court. Thank God Julian Assange is safe in the Ecuadorian Embassy, or he would be illegally sent with them. I am ashamed to be British. There is a law for some, and a law against Muslims. Shame on the law-courts. Shame on Theresa May. Shame on Dominic Grieve. It is not a war on terror. It is a war on Islam.