Taliban fighters given asylum in the U.K.


PDA






AV1611
February 18, 2003, 08:46 PM
Taliban fighters win asylum in UK

February 18 2003

Former Taliban fighters who escaped Afghanistan have been given political asylum and homes in Britain - even though one of them is quoted as saying: "I live here but I still think America and Britain are enemies of the Afghan people".

According to a report in The Times, 14 of the fundamentalists say they fear persecution under the Western-backed government in Afghanistan.

And none can be deported because the Geneva Convention prohibits that if there is a well-founded fear of persecution or death.

The paper states that the British Home Office has confirmed that three of the Taliban members have so far been given asylum and permission to stay indefinitely in the UK.

And it quotes one of them, Wali Khan Ahmadzai, who admits fighting against the British and Americans, as saying: "I live here but I still think America and Britain are enemies of the Afghan people and Muslim people. But I dont want to fight anymore. I just want the chance to live in peace and safety and to be a good Muslim."

The Times says refugee groups believes the former Taliban fighters are getting priority over other asylum seekers.

This story was found at: http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/02/18/1045330593501.html

AV1611 out...

If you enjoyed reading about "Taliban fighters given asylum in the U.K." here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
foghornl
February 19, 2003, 09:33 AM
Those folks should be provided asylum in the home of Jaques Chirac.........:evil:

4v50 Gary
February 19, 2003, 11:53 AM
Let's see, he hates America & Britain, yet wants to live among the Great Satan in peace? Hypocrite.

Shweboner
February 19, 2003, 01:19 PM
According to a report in The Times, 14 of the fundamentalists say they fear persecution under the Western-backed government in Afghanistan.

Yet they do not fear living in the West? Hmmmm, Interesting.


~brian

jmbg29
February 19, 2003, 01:24 PM
Let's see, he hates America & Britain, yet wants to live among the Great Satan in peace? Hypocrite.If one were to compare him to the Brits that granted him asylum, he would seem the most principled man on Earth. :fire: :fire: :cuss: :cuss:

If you enjoyed reading about "Taliban fighters given asylum in the U.K." here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!