The extremist preacher was freed from Long Lartin top security jail but will be banned from holding lengthy conversations with anyone beyond his family and will not be allowed to leave his home for 22 hours a day — including going into his garden. He is prohibited from using a mobile phone, computer or the internet.
Officials hope that the measures will prove temporary as James Brokenshire, the security minister, prepares to fly to Jordan, where Qatada has been convicted in his absence of terrorism-related offences.
The European Court of Human Rights blocked Britain from deporting the 51-year-old Islamist cleric to Jordan after ruling that he might not receive a fair trial.
However, Qatada’s own mother last night said the hate preacher should be sent back to Jordan.
Aisha Othman, 70, told the Daily Mail from her home in the Jordanian capital Amman: “He has been away too long. We want him home now.
In an historic visit to the Vatican, Baroness Warsi will express her “fear” about the marginalisation of religion throughout Britain and Europe, saying that faith needs “a seat at the table in public life”.
In an article for The Daily Telegraph, the Cabinet Office minister says that to create a “more just society” Britons must “feel stronger in their religious identities”.
The minister, who is also chairman of the Conservative Party, says: “My fear today is that a militant secularisation is taking hold of our societies. We see it in any number of things: when signs of religion cannot be displayed or worn in government buildings; and where religion is sidelined, marginalised and downgraded in the public sphere.
Are you worried by the threat of militant secularism in Britain?
Marginalising religion is a form of intolerance seen in totalitarian regimes 21.63% (681 votes)
People should worship in private and not display religious symbols in public 16.42% (517 votes)
People should feel proud to worship in public and display their faith 16.17% (509 votes)
Secularisation is not a threat to this country 45.78% (1,441 votes)
Total Votes: 3,148