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Taliban fighters given asylum in the U.K.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by AV1611, Feb 18, 2003.

  1. AV1611

    AV1611 New Member

    Jan 5, 2003
    Outside the Occupied People's Republik of Madison,
    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...
  2. foghornl

    foghornl Senior Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    Those folks should be provided asylum in the home of Jaques Chirac.........:evil:
  3. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 19, 2002
    Let's see, he hates America & Britain, yet wants to live among the Great Satan in peace? Hypocrite.
  4. Shweboner

    Shweboner Member

    Feb 17, 2003
    Newberg, OR
    Yet they do not fear living in the West? Hmmmm, Interesting.

  5. jmbg29

    jmbg29 member

    Dec 24, 2002
    The Island Of Misfit Toys
    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:

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