Except, of course, it has not. There is a pernicious double standard at work here. Gary McKinnon, the aspergers sufferer who hacked into the Pentagon’s computer systems, is to be deported to the US. Is there a significant difference between colluding with Islamists and committing an act of 'computer misuse' against a sovereign state's defence intelligence systems? I would argue that there is not: both are very serious offences, and McKinnon could have (indeed may have) sold his information to unknown third parties. The ECHR disagrees: it rejected Gary McKinnon’s extradition appeal outright. Therefore it follows that whilst disabled Islamists are not safe in US Prisons, anything goes for anyone else.
Now, I don’t see why McKinnon and Hamza should be extradited: they could serve their terms in Britain. But it is absolutely incontrovertible that all are equal before the law; it should not privilege religious fanatics. The decision is a disgrace.