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What next for Babar Ahmad?

Getting justice for Babar Ahmad

By the grace of the Almighty, the petition for Babar Ahmad reached 100,000 last night.

So, what does this actually mean for Babar Ahmad?  Does it mean he will now be freed?  No, not quite.  The road to justice is a long way and this is just the beginning.

I will say first, that everyone single one of us who signed the petition have made a difference in justice, we have become a symbol of justice and it shows that WE WILL NOT allow the authorities to do as they please.  Babar Ahmad going through an injustice like this, in the words of Martin Luther King is a ‘threat to justice everywhere’.   God has allowed us to get this far, but we mustn’t rest on our laurels, the next step needs to be taken.

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Who is Babar Ahmad?

“…Babar Ahmad is a 35 year old British Muslim and the longest detained-without-charge British detainee held as part of the global ‘war on terror’.”

So, a couple of weeks ago I posted a petition for Babar Ahmad to be put on trial in the UK, on my Facebook and Twitter accounts.  The first question I was asked was ‘who is he?’, and ‘why should we sign his petiton?’.  Both good questions.  But both shocked me.  Firsty, I was shocked that a man that had suffered such an injustice at the hands of ‘justice system’ was so little known and secondly I was left somewhat perplexed as to WHY people didn’t know about him.

Babar Ahmad currently has a contingency of volunteers working tirelessly for his release or at least for him to be tried in the UK.  He is a British Muslim who has been caught up in the wave of ‘anti-terror’ legislation and left to pay a high price.  As stated in the FreeBabarAhmad.com website he is:

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