A Muslim man who previously claimed he had been viciously beaten up by police today admitted it was all ‘a big fib, they are the victims’.
Mr Ahmad, who has been detained without charge or trial since 2004 under terrorism legislation, said he was ‘relieved and heartened’ that the original arresting officers, who left him bleeding and covered in bruises, had been acquitted of any wrongdoing. In a statement read out by his lawyer Mr Ahmad described how his faith in the British judicial system had been restored: ‘It was obvious it was all a big lie, the filth would never behave like this. The truth is I was desperately unhappy living an ordinary peaceful life. I wanted to know what it felt like to be raided at dawn and have the crap kicked out of me. I longed to be locked away and stripped of my rights.’
Talking of his shame at having repeatedly punched his own face as officers tried in vain to stop him, Ahmad commented ‘Some people say the police are a bunch of corrupt thugs because they are afforded impunity, but the reality is they don’t like violence, they carry weapons and move in packs to avoid confrontation. Find one of them guilty and you’ll end up changing the whole system – why tamper with it when it keeps the peace?’
Asked if she thought the jury would regret their decision when they learnt the disciplinary records of two of the officers - revealed post-verdict to contain a litany of assault claims - Ahmed’s lawyer said ‘Don’t forget most of those claims were made by black and Asian men, they often have a chip on their shoulder towards the police. Now Babar has confessed to discrimination the floodgates are open, it means other brown people can do the same’. She hailed her client as ‘a maverick whistleblower who will proudly go down in history aswell as in prison’.
Seen leaving the court escorted by group of smiling officers, Ahmad gestured his handcuffed hands triumphantly towards the awaiting armoured people carrier and joked to the press ‘I’d drive myself if I hadn’t had a few drinks. Up the pigs I say. The great British public can sleep easy tonight’.