Monday 25 September 2017

Analysis: If this man is so dangerous, why is he not being prosecuted here?

Another odd feature of the case is the extent to which information is being shared with Jordanian authorities. (Photo by Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images)
Another odd feature of the case is the extent to which information is being shared with Jordanian authorities. (Photo by Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images)
Shane Phelan

Shane Phelan

There is something troubling about how the State has handled the case of the Jordanian national it wishes to deport due to his alleged support of Isil fighters.

The Department of Justice has portrayed him as "a senior operative of Isil", a man adept at organising logistics so young men can travel to Syria, Iraq and other countries to fight and carry out atrocities for the doomsday cult.

We have not been made aware of the basis for the allegations, but one would assume such claims are not being made lightly.

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