A terrorist fighting deportation has won £250,000 in legal aid despite being caught with jihadi manuals on attacking nightclubs and airports.
The extremist, who cannot be identified, was granted the taxpayer funds even though he was described in court as the ‘very model of a modern Al Qaeda terrorist’.
He is using some of the money to try to stay in the country following a nine-year prison sentence. He claims throwing him out would breach his human rights.
And the election result has cast doubt on Theresa May’s pledge to tear up the Human Rights Act in cases where it blocks the deportation of extremists.
The terrorist who has been granted legal aid came to England illegally in the months after the September 11 attacks as a ‘sleeper agent’ for a group linked to Al Qaeda.
The Jordanian claimed asylum by pretending to have fled the Middle East in fear of his life.
The claim was dismissed and he should have been deported. But he managed to stay and evade authorities simply by using a fake name. He was given a council house with his wife and claimed at least £100,000 in benefits.
The terrorist was arrested after a bank tipped off police about unusual activity on his account.
On his home computers, police found terror manuals detailing how to carry out bombings, with guidance on ‘suitable targets’ including airports and nightclubs.