Hate cleric arrested in Birmingham ‘who preached to the Bataclan bomber’ is now using human rights laws and legal aid to fight extradition to Spain

Get the full story here: Daily Mail, 28 June 2017, link.

Security chiefs faced questions last night over how a hate preacher suspected of radicalising a Paris terrorist was allowed to live in the UK for two years.

Tarik Chadlioui, 43, was arrested yesterday at the request of Spanish police, who say he is the spiritual leader of a jihadist network.

He is accused of inspiring Omar Mostefai, who blew himself up during the Bataclan theatre siege that claimed 89 lives in Paris in 2015. […]

Peter Cuthbertson, of the Centre for Crime Prevention think-tank, said: ‘Britain bears far more than our share of the burden of these foreign fanatics taking advantage of asylum rules and freedom of movement to live here – and often live off the British taxpayer. 

‘These hate preachers and Islamic terrorists are just another reason to bring immigration back under proper control.’

Brussels rules mean that Britain could not have stopped the hate preacher from coming to the UK.

European Union citizens can only be turned away if there is a ‘genuine, present and serious’ threat.

Yesterday, Chadlioui’s lawyers launched a battle against his extradition, citing his right to a private life under article 8 of the Human Rights Act. […]

Get the full story here: Daily Mail, 28 June 2017, link.