At-a-glance: The New Terror Laws

From: Clive Denton

Date: 2005-08-06 11:01:22

At-a-glance: The New Terror Laws Tony Blair has implemented a whole load of new anti-terrorist Laws. Here are his main points of their plans. New grounds for deporting and excluding people from the UK – including fostering hatred or, advocating and justifying violence to further beliefs. The powers will cover statements already on record. Consultation on the plans will finish this month Agreements with other countries, such as Jordan, to ensure people can be deported to their nations of origin without being tortured or ill-treated Amend human rights laws, if necessary, to prevent legal obstacles to new deportation rules Home secretary automatically to consider deporting any foreigner involved in listed extremist bookshops, centres, organisations and websites Make justifying or glorifying terrorism anywhere an offence Automatically refuse asylum to anyone with anything to do with terrorism anywhere Consult on setting a maximum time limit for extraditions to other countries – Mr Blair said it was unacceptable that Rashid Ramda, wanted for the Paris Metro bombing 10 years ago, was still in the UK Examine calls for police to be able to hold terror suspects for longer before pressing charges Use more control orders against British terror suspects, who cannot be deported Increase the number of special judges hearing terror cases Ban the Hizb ut Tahrir and the successor organisation of Al-Muhajiroun – and look at whether the grounds for banning such groups need to be widened Review the threshold for gaining British citizenship and establish, with the Muslim community, a commission to advise how to better integrate parts of the community “presently inadequately integrated” Create a list of foreign preachers who will be kept out of the UK and consult on creating new powers to close places of worship used to foment extremism Use biometric visas for those from designated countries and compiling a database so people whose views or activities pose a threat to UK security can be kept out of the country. They could only appeal against the decision from overseas. Remember a terrorist is: noun: a radical who employs terror as a political weapon adj: characteristic of someone who employs terrorism (especially as a political weapon) Now could these new laws be used on picket lines of striking workers who intimidate others to prevent them from crossing picket lines. Can this be deemed as a terror group? Fuel demonstrators who prevent by force the movement of fuel around the country. Can they be deemed as terrorists? Organisers of demonstrations that may become unruly or violent like the Countryside alliance, anti-globalisationists, anti poll tax demonstrators; I know this was in the past but these laws are now in place and can be used for other purposes, so they could have been used to prevent these types of demonstrations that forces Government to change a law that they really want in place, and us (technically by denying their lie that 9/11 and 7/7 were not the work of terrorists could be termed as advocating terror). Also the problem with asylum seekers can be dealt with using these new laws, if a refugee seeks asylum in the UK and they come from a country that is known to be involved with terrorists I.e Afghanistan, Pakistan and pretty much most of the Islamic world they can be denying asylum…   We know that peaceful demonstrations against Government rules does not work, this is why we saw pensioners getting arrested at demonstrations against the veal trade and why the poll tax demos turned to rioting. Now if you can not petition the government with the peaceful demonstration then you will not be able to try and disrupt any part of the country with demonstration if violence has been or may be involved.  What about the ALF (Animal Liberation Front) and Pro-lifers they are terrorist groups so will they be facing the backlash of these new laws.   Clive avast! Antivirus: Outbound message clean. Virus Database (VPS): 0531-4, 05/08/2005Tested on: 06/08/2005 11:02:08avast! – copyright (c) 2000-2004 ALWIL Software.

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