Man convicted of ‘being brown and having been on an adventure holiday, he’s probably one of them so let’s bang the fucker up for a couple of years’
A relatively new offence on the books, this one. But one which Khalid Khaliq has been convicted of.
A man who knew some of the 7 July bombers has pleaded guilty to possessing an al-Qaeda training guide.
I want to know what's in this 'al-Qaeda training guide'. Sadly, we're not told. National security? I imagine so.
Khalid Khaliq, 34, admitted owning a CD containing the manual, which was found in a raid at his home in July 2005.
Did he even read it? Or just own it? And are we really at the point in this country where owning a book can get you banged up? If I bought a Bible tomorrow, and never read it, would that make me a Christian? If I bought a Haynes manual, would that make me a mechanic? I don't know what to make of this.
Khaliq, of Beeston, Leeds, was pictured white-water rafting in Wales with, among others, the 7 July bombers Mohammad Sidique Khan and Shehzad Tanweer.
Oh well then. Better safe than sorry. Go on an adventure holiday with someone who turns out to be a terrorist and you're in trouble...