Neighbours angry at Abu Qatada's presence following English National Resistance protest

Harrow Times: More than 25 people turned out to protest More than 25 people turned out to protest

Residents want Abu Qatada to be sent away from their neighbourhood following a protest by a far right group on Saturday because “he just attracts trouble”.

The English National Resistance, which has links to the English Defence League, was planning to stage a demonstration outside the Harrow borough home of Abu Qatada at 12pm.

However, the group was forced to cancel the protest after a last minute High Court injunction was brought to prevent it.

Despite the injunction, a smaller demonstration was held outside the area covered by the restriction.

More than 25 people with flags and banners gathered on a street and shouted “get the bombers off our streets”.

A resident who lives near where the protest took place is not happy about Mr Qatada living in the area and said: “We are worried in the sense that other guys will come and blow us up.

“He is a trouble maker and it is very sad that this country has spent so much money on him.”

A shopkeeper who witnessed the protest is worried about far right groups like the English National Resistance. He said: “I am a Muslim too and if people are nice to me then I am nice to them so it worries me to see such people in our area.”

The English National Resistance has vowed to fight the injunction, which prevents it holding protests within 500 yards of Mr Qatada’s house, in the High Court on February 15.

Comments (5)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

10:29am Wed 6 Feb 13

Harrow Rani says...

" A shopkeeper who witnessed the protest is worried about far right groups like the English National Resistance. He said: “I am a Muslim too and if people are nice to me then I am nice to them so it worries me to see such people in our area.”

I sincerely hope he has problems with both Qatada and his family as well as the ENR, in equal measures. People are repeatedly voicing concerns over this man and his family being in this country and yet Theresa May seems to have forgotten about this. You would think if nothing else, dear old Bob Blackman, "the man of the people" would have got involved , but NO!, even more silence from his camp. Disgraceful.
" A shopkeeper who witnessed the protest is worried about far right groups like the English National Resistance. He said: “I am a Muslim too and if people are nice to me then I am nice to them so it worries me to see such people in our area.” I sincerely hope he has problems with both Qatada and his family as well as the ENR, in equal measures. People are repeatedly voicing concerns over this man and his family being in this country and yet Theresa May seems to have forgotten about this. You would think if nothing else, dear old Bob Blackman, "the man of the people" would have got involved , but NO!, even more silence from his camp. Disgraceful. Harrow Rani

10:24pm Wed 6 Feb 13

paisley says...

" our areas"? what does that mean, you are a guest here that is all
" our areas"? what does that mean, you are a guest here that is all paisley

12:36pm Thu 7 Feb 13

rabbitz says...

We do not need groups of men gathering to protest about this man we have a democratic system in place to use, So i suggest everyone uses their votes wisely when the subject of staying in Europe comes up, the whole problem is this we are being told what to do by europe we are powerless until we get out of this mess, until then we all need to get on together regardless of race creed or culture. Peace to all.
We do not need groups of men gathering to protest about this man we have a democratic system in place to use, So i suggest everyone uses their votes wisely when the subject of staying in Europe comes up, the whole problem is this we are being told what to do by europe we are powerless until we get out of this mess, until then we all need to get on together regardless of race creed or culture. Peace to all. rabbitz

12:44pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Harrow Rani says...

Well said Rabbitz. We need our independence from Europe and especially the Human Rights Act which has shackled us for years and allows people like Qatada to make absolute fools out of us all.
Well said Rabbitz. We need our independence from Europe and especially the Human Rights Act which has shackled us for years and allows people like Qatada to make absolute fools out of us all. Harrow Rani

7:59am Tue 12 Feb 13

god does not exist says...

The message we are sending out here is that the UK is a sanctuary for terrorists and once you are a wanted man all you have to do is land in the UK and a great lifestyle awaits you. The EU is the problem here and if they think he deserves protection well we should send him there.
The message we are sending out here is that the UK is a sanctuary for terrorists and once you are a wanted man all you have to do is land in the UK and a great lifestyle awaits you. The EU is the problem here and if they think he deserves protection well we should send him there. god does not exist

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree