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Spanish He argued that Muslims should behave YIN OR ellec Gone t the most influential Muslim theologians of our COP ll cop and of N n I i T A O d as citizens of the state and demand that it treats them as N IN an t Sir James Craig, a former ambassador to Saudi Arabia , PR times. h G g citizens. YIN opyri N (1979-84) sat as moderator. c l l A SIO S I Professor An-Na’im helpfully concluded (to my relief) by M PER w. S making it clear that of jihad was not to establish la RESthe purpose XP er UK E T d to struggle to comply with one’s own an IslamicOUstateunbut N P H ed T I SIO u S I W urs as a Muslim. It should be peaceful and non- CTION g obligations M D ER T TE ll be pA ‘just war’ is one that is fought in self-defence.RODU infrin Iviolent. S P law. 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without any charge at all C(The AllGuardian 2007) . Research by NO the Muslim Safety Forum, suggests that the ethnicity of those TIN nd in N I arrested is: 27.5% Asian, 27% Arabian/Egyptian, 23.5% ta , PR NG yrigh I Y p white skinned European and 6% dark skinned European. N Ifath NawazCOP ll co A SIO NO MIS of The last few years have seen Furthermore, 53% of those arrested are between theERages S P w. a whole host ofONcounter 15 to 29 years of age. RES UK la P X I T E nder ISS terrorism measures being It is generally accepted by civil liberties OUgroups u and British ERM . H P IT sued w W r ESS toK ladeal broughtPRin with the Muslims that the manner in Ewhich D puraids and arrests are X er U IT T ill be T E that M d threat terrorism poses. R U carried out under thePE counter O un t w terrorism legislation is ITH sued N ON emen I W Unfortunately, however, many T r extremely damaging to the individuals involved, their OR A C ing ED e pu U T r D T f G I te O in l b of these measures have left families, thePRcommunities TIN nd in they live in and the wider Muslim ERM nt wil N E ights I P R F PR ht a r e ON G, dawn those within and outside the community. ig Non M O pertySurely the heavy handedness attendant I CTI ingem R Y U pyr O P o r o r F D f O c C All Muslim community in sheerANYraids RO s in al plike that carried out in Forest Gate is in NOunnecessary R llectu REP right O F O y e G disbelief. The application t t tackling the terror threat? In addition to physical injury such er TIN d in RM FO l prop RIN t anand of unnecessarily harsh P , raids leave in their wake shattered and devastated families, a NG righ ctu PYI copy has had joblessness, ostracism of individuals that are often released draconian CO measures All O far reaching implications for many N members of the Muslim without charge, fear and distrust of the authorities and a community and for the Muslim community as a whole. growing sense of victimisation. Such consequences cannot, R N XP SIO S TE n I Of course, the Muslim community must also accept a far surely, U M be constructive in the fight against radicalisation and HO d u PER w. WIT ursue SS extremism. reaching responsibility for tackling radicalisation and a E l D R TE e p UK XP T E nader MIT will b extremism, but the law makers and law enforcers Ubear R E N P In tackling the security threat many N mosques and HO d u nt SIO responsibilty to act fairly and justly in countering IO eme ISgreat WIT ursue this T M D C g community organisations are coming increasing TE e p rin DU under PER MIT will b RO ts inf SS law.threat. R P E E h K scrutiny. This is, in many ways, R to be g welcomed and many N P ent OF rty ri er U TIO gem M e C R p Muslims have welcomed this scrutiny as they recognise U O in o OD s infr Y F al pr C R N P some of the O problems NO R A llectu within these organisations. The RE right F G te M O r ty Muslim community TIN nd in must accept its role in ensuring there is N OR prope I F R a NY al G, P right of 7/7 and ensuring that its youth know that noINrepetition R A llectu y Y O p P co COextremism, ING nte violence, harm to human life and the spreading All NT and i NO I R P t , G of hatred are wholly unacceptable. However, suggestions gh YIN opyri N c that legitimate worship or enquiry All SIO on the part of individuals S I is indicative of extremist tendencies are, clearly, absurd and ERM S P law. S E Rin aUKdemocracy that respects freedom of must be resisted P EX er UT undof O N worship, freedom conscience and freedom of association. P H d IO ON I ISS WIT ursue T M D Whilst undertaking serious and necessary self appraisal and E p UC ing ER IT T ill be OD s infr S P law. M R S R P E t w E scrutiny E the Mosques and Imams must ensure that legitimate R K F R ty righ N P ment EXP der U O O I T OverOUthe last er CT ge activity takes place and the law enforcement RM authorities un decade or so parallels have been, consistently, FO l prop DU infrin TH ued I O Y R W s N drawn between the experiences of the Irish and s must resist criminalising such legitimate A activity. EP the tMuslims tua ED e pur OR ellec F R ty righ IT T ill band O G t M there is a growing fear that those injustices that prevailed r M R tw TIN d in OR rope Human rights lawyers are becoming concerned n RIN t anincreasingly P Y Ftheal pglobal , then are coming to pass nowANin fight against me h G g u i t N at the measures being Ptaken suspects and the conduct YI against ec ORa modern pyr terrorism. Whilst terrorism scourge and the cotell CO All co n ING is i T O N IN nd operation of all, including , PR ight athe Muslim community, mosques G N r py PYI and organisations CO All cois necessary the actions of the government ION O N enforcement agencies are of such concern that they ISS M and law PER SS law. E may prove counter productive. R K EXP r U UT unde O N According to Home Office figures released Sin H d IO March 2007 IS WIT ursue M D R E ‘fewer than a fifth of those arrested in Tproceedings against them. Leading ep PE the UK under anti- of investigations and MIT will b SS law. R E E R K terrorism laws since SeptemberXP11 2001 have been charged human rights Nlawyer, P entGareth Peirce, in an article entitled rU E TIO gem UT und.eOf almost 1,200 arrests, C O with terrorism-connected offences’ U this OR in for the Irish?” (London Review of Books, “Was it Dlike ITH sued O s infr YF R W N r P t only 40 have led to under anti-terror legislation, 2008) EDconvictions pu R A ctu RE details, rather harrowingly, a whole array of serious gh IT T ill be OF rty ri G O intelle M N M I R tw PE OR ope INT nd Y F al pr ON emen , PR ight a I N T G u A R llectLawyer  July 2008 UC ing yr YIN The OD s infr G O Muslim OP ll cop te R C N n I P i t T E A O h

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Take the case of the five young A E der U SIO S T I U Oindefinite jailed by a judge who said they had become un detention ERM “intoxicated” brand of internment which allowed Ithe TH ued S P law. W S s r E R freed by extremist propaganda and whoXwere ED thepu‘evidence’ to be heard K by the Court “without trial of foreign nationals, IT T ill be E P der U T M R U of Appeal in February of this in secret Oyear. Lord un t w the detainee’s lawyer not PE with ITH sued N ON emen I W T r Chief Justice Lord Phillips said: “We do permitted to see the evidence against OR A C ing ED e pu U T r D T f G I ill b te O in TIN nd in not consider that w made plain to ERMitntwas N EPR ights him and an auxiliary lawyer appointed I P R F r N e , PR ight a TIO gemby the prosecution or the jury, Cwhether by the attorney general who, having NG seen M O perty I R yr Y n U O i F l pro D infr OP ll cop O Y C R by that the case that the it, was not allowed to see ts AN tua EP the Recorder, NO the Adetainee” OR ellec F R ty righ O G t appellants had to face was that they was hastily pushed through Parliament. n IN er RM NT and i I FO l prop R possessed the extremist material for use a G, P ght The House of Lords in December 2005 ctu YIN opyri P O ll c in the future to incite the commission C gave an historic judgment on this A NO of terrorist acts. We doubt whether the evidence supported legislation when they swept aside what had been said by such a case.” The message being sent was clear - that reading R XP ION general to constitute a just system necessary for the attorney TE n ISS U M Islamist material was not illegal unless there was direct proof HO d u national security. The House of Lords disagreed and said PER WIT ursue SS law. E that it was to be used to inspire violent extremism. D R E ep K government’s disproportionate response to aT Tclaimed the U XP T E nder MI will b R U E P of However, there are other decisions that indicateITaHO worrying emergency, and its indefinite detention N only nt foreign du ION IO eme ISS W ursue T M D C g TEweree pconvicted, nationals was not acceptable. The Omen DU iare PER trend; last April five British Muslim men frinnow subject to MIT will b R SS law. sn R P t E E h K for the first time in English legal N history, P entand sentenced to control orders which deprive Fcitizens R g of some of their most O r t y ri er U m TIOin agebomb M e C R p life imprisonment for theirDpart plot that it was fundamental civil liberties and threaten the basic principles U O in o O s infr Y F al pr C R N P t said could have killed of innocent people and of natural justice. NO R A llectu RE hundreds gh i O F r O r ty G te e disrupted the O lives more. Outside the court, Imran TIN nd in RM of pmany N o I r F As Gareth Pierce writes, in her seminal article, it is as R a p Y G, P right ual of those convicted; ANoncbehalf Khan said t N I R Blair ‘The rules of the game have changed.’ She O py PY warned: lle CO All co ING d inte T O N continues RIN“Thisan was a prosecution driven by Security Services able G, P right N I Y opy to hide behind a cloak of secrecy and eager to obtain even “ Previously accepted boundaries of freedom of expression and N c All SIO greater resources and power to encroach on individual S I thought have been redefined ERMand are now in effect being prosecuted rights. There was no limit to the money, resources and S P law. S E retrospectively, with the result that our criminal justice system is R K EXP der U underhand strategies used to secure convictions in this case. T U becoming O further ndistorted as many truly innocent defendants P H ed u ION T I This case was broughtISSin an atmosphere of hostility against ON u I W s T r plead guilty, against their lawyers’ advice, terrified by the prospect, M D UC ing ER . abroad. The prosecution involved IT TE be pu Muslims at home OD s infr S P laand l see it, of inevitable conviction and ever lengthening prison M w l R S i as they R P E t E nt w E PR r UK into not only our lives, but thoseN Pof F R ty righ extensive e sentences. Thousands of others all of whom have searched EXintrusion O O e I m T the er CT nge RM OU d und Coached witnesses were brought forward our FO l prop DU infriand e ITH families. O Y u internet, watch with horror the process of criminalisation and R W s N a r ts pu statements were obtained by torture R A llectu REP rabroad gh TED bforced i and O e F T I punishment. ” M O perty ING nte RM t will NT and i OR say illegal detention.” He went onto Fto o“Anyone looking I n r R e p t ,P m NY ual NG yrighus of the grim reality of Iremind R A llectnote impartially at the evidenceOwould that it was not an These sobering words Y p P o G nte CO All c which is having the effect TIN nd iand offence to be youngRIN Muslim to be angry at the global counter terrorism NO legislation a P t , h G rig of criminalising individuals, a whole array of ostensibly injustices against y YIN Muslims.” OP ll cop C legitimate activity and expression of belief and conscience, ION A O ISS A fair Nand just society must, arguably, heed the warnings M that has harmed community relations and PER community SS law. being given to it by its lawyers and particularly when they are E R cohesion and that has eroded well Eestablished UK and ancient XP T nder supported by prominent figures in the English N Legal System U O u rights and freedoms and Tthat, H dultimately, may prove SIO MacDonald ISKen WI ursue like the Director of Public Prosecutions, M D unsuccessful even in countering terrorism. 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