On the 28th November, Mousa Abu Maria has been invited to speak at the House of Commons for an event organised by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign and hosted by Jeremy Corbyn MP. Abu Maria is aligned to Palestinian Islamic Jihad, a banned terrorist organisation under UK law. How did he obtain a visa?
Abu Maria spent several years in prison in Israel because of his membership of the terrorist group Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) as well as for throwing stones and Molotov cocktails. He was released in 2003 as part of a prisoner exchange. In 2008, he was placed in administrative detention, once again due to suspected connections to the PIJ. His subsequent appeal to the High Court of Justice was rejected.
Abu Maria claims he is no longer involved with Islamic Jihad; however, as recently as May 2012, he was pictured standing next to Islamic Jihad member Khader Adnan while holding a poster that declared support for Palestinian Islamic Jihad members Bilal Diab & Tha’er Halahleh .
Abu Maria''s organisation, the Palestine Solidarity Project, also took part in a demonstration in Nabi Saleh on the 27th April 2012 . The marchers held posters in support of (in picture below, right to left) Ahmad Sa’adat of the PFLP, Marwan Barghouti of the al-Aqsa Martyrs'' Brigades (he is serving 5 life sentences for murder) as well as Bilal Diab and Tha’er Halahleh of Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
If you have a spare minute, email or phone the office of Theresa May, the British Home Secretary, and tell her this man should not be allowed to enter the UK.
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