A British man has been held in prison for SEVEN YEARS without a trial to prove his guilt. Not in a secret prison in a far away land ruled by an oppressive dictator: right here, in merry old, democratic, rule of law, innocent till proven guilty, England. It doesn’t matter your religion, or skin colour: if you believe in due process, you will sign this petition. Simple as.
Who is Babar Ahmad?
Babar Ahmad is a British Citizen who has been detained in the UK for 7 years without trial fighting extradition to the USA under the controversial no-evidence-required Extradition Act 2003.
He was arrested on unfounded terrorism charges and subsequently released with no evidence to support the claims at all. He was then re-arrested on extradition orders from the USA.
In June 2011, the Houses of Parliament, Joint Committee on Human Rights urged the UK government to change the law so that Babar Ahmad’s perpetual threat of extradition is ended without further delay. Since all of the allegations against Babar Ahmad are said to have taken place in the UK, we call upon the British Government to put him on trial in the UK and support British Justice for British Citizens.
A time line chronicling his case can be found here.
Why should I sign it?
This is an official government e-petition (read more about them here): we need 100,000 signatures and the petition will debated in British Parliament. It’s not one those flaky e-petitions we’ve been asked to sign a million times before for countless causes… this one can make a difference, insha’Allah, so please do not ignore it!
Further, your signature will not be publicised on search engines – so your boss will never find out (but why that should worry you is another matter entirely).
But I can’t help everyone…
…but it will only take two minutes to go online, sign the petition with your email address and click on the confirmation link sent to your email in-box.
What happens if I don’t sign it?
If he is extradited to America, Babar will be detained in solitary confinement in a supermax prison…for life.
Secondly, this is our brother in Islam and it is our duty as an Ummah to help him in whatever way we can. This is a very small act which could have a huge impact on his life and on his family.
In a hadith narrated by ibn Umar (radiAllahu ‘anha), the Prophet (salallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said “A Muslim is the brother of another Muslim”.
Babar is our brother. If it was your dad, your brother or your son, you would want people to sign the petition for a fair trial…so why not for Babar?
For the non-Brits, unfortunately, only UK citizens can sign, but your prayers are needed, and I am sure you have some British friends and relatives knocking about that you can encourage.
PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE THE PETITION: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/885
You can learn more about Babar Ahmad here.