Hakuna Qatada - no worries for the rest of our days
7/7 2005 - Islamist al-Qaeda terrorists detonate four bombs on Tube trains and a double-decker bus in London. 52 innocent people were killed, and over 700 were injured.
7/7 2013 - Abu Qatada - the 'spiritual leader' of al-Qaeda in Europe; Osama Bin Laden’s 'right-hand man'; 'spiritual guide' to the 9/11 ringleader Mohamed Atta - is finally deported.
There is a certain symmetry in this chronological coincidence: 7/7 is ever so slightly redeemed by the news that we have finally banished this odious Islamist hate-preacher from our shores.
Labour wasted an entire decade and spent £millions on welfare and wrangling with the ECtHR over an interminable cycle of arrests, deportation orders, appeals and climb-downs. David Blunkett failed; Charles Clarke failed; John Reid failed; Jacqui Smith failed; Alan Johnson failed; Jack Straw failed; Charlie Falconer failed. Their chronic weakness is perpetuated in Ed Miliband and his ineffectual crew.
It took a strong Tory woman - Theresa May - and a no-nonsense non-lawyer - Chris Grayling - to secure a final result. Abu Qatada is now sunbathing on the banks of the Jordan (or awaiting trial in a Jordanian prison on charges of terrorism). Either way, he is no longer our problem.
His Grace would go further.
It seems a pity to deprive Mr Qatada of his right to a family life, so we ought to deport his entire brood as well. Why should his wife, two sons and two daughters continue to receive welfare courtesy of the British taxpayer? Surely they will want to visit their much-loved father and adored husband in Amman, if only to ensure that the hard labour to which he will hopefully be sentenced is not a breach of his human rights? Apparently there is a petition for the family to be reunited at the earliest possible opportunity.
And while we're at it, we ought to invite a few others to leave - any foreign-born nationals who despise our democracy and rail against our traditions of liberty. Why in the name of Allah are we sending our brave men and women to die in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya while Islamists can creep in through the back door and threaten to destroy us here at home?
It was kind and compassionate (indeed, Christian) of the Home Secretary to ensure that Jordan will not seek to prosecute Abu Qatada with evidence which might have been extracted under torture. It is just and merciful (indeed, Christian) that HM Government has secured a treaty with Jordan which guarantees a torture-free trial for Mr Qatada.
But why should those Muslims who wish to see Sharia law implemented in the UK be protected from its punitive excesses when they are obliged to go and live in a more Sharia-compliant country?
And what business is it really of HM Government if a sovereign Islamic state wishes to administer justice in accordance with the precepts of Mohammed?