Yet another stupidity from Britain:
The Royal Navy, once the scourge of brigands on the high seas, has been told by the Foreign Office not to detain pirates because doing so may breach their human rights. Warships patrolling pirate-infested waters, such as those off Somalia, have been warned that there is also a risk that captured pirates could claim asylum in Britain. The Foreign Office has advised that pirates sent back to Somalia could have their human rights breached because, under Islamic law, they face beheading for murder or having a hand chopped off for theft.
Basically the human rights of pirates trump the human rights of their victims not to be robbed and murdered. This is nothing less than cowardly surrender of human rights and morality – the ultimate triumph of criminal’s rights over victim’s rights aided and abetted by the state without a moral compass. The state so far down the road of absurdity of “human rightism” it no longer knows the right from wrong.
Melanie Philips comments:
The country which was once a by-word for policing the world is now surely the weakest link in the defence of freedom. This is where a liberal society disappears up its own backside. Britain was the cradle of Enlightenment reason — but Londonistan is where the age of reason is now in full retreat.