U.K. Nabs Terror Funder

    (FILES) A picture published March 29, 2000 in Jordan's al-Dustour daily newspaper shows Omar Abu Omar also known as Abu Qatada, the Jordanian cleric labelled Osama bin Laden's right-hand man in Europe. Qatada was ordered back behind bars in Britain on December 2, 2008 after breaching his bail terms. The Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Siac) was told that Abu Qatada, who was on a 22-hour curfew until being arrested last month, had plotted to leave Britain.

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    British authorities arrested Abu Qatada, who allegedly raised money for terrorist groups and inspired a 9/11 hijacker. The arrest was the latest in a legal saga involving the U.K., the European Union, and Jordan, Qatada’s home country. Qatada was imprisoned in Britain for six years before his release in February; the European Court of Human Rights had blocked his deportation to Jordan on the grounds that he could be tried with evidence obtained through torture. The U.K. now says it will resume its efforts to deport him.

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