A radical preacher - Abu Qatada - who has been dubbed Osama bin Laden's right-hand man in Europe, has been returned to jail (in Britain) after judges agreed he might abscond.
So far so good.
Nothing odd about that, (except for the fact of course that he seems to be getting locked up for something that he might do) but what caught my eye about this story was the original bail conditions dating back to June.
One of those bail conditions (there were many) was that he does not phone Osama Bin Laden!
Don't phone Osama Bin Laden?!
How would the police know if he did?
Would they nick his phone off him and have a look at the address book for 'Osama' or perhaps 'Oz' or maybe 'Bin' and see if he'd phoned him.
Maybe they could check for text messages (also not allowed) to 'Oz' 'hi oz, txt bk plz cul8r. ab'
Come to think of it would the authorities honestly allow anyone to freely phone Osama Bin Laden?
And would Bin Laden himself happily take the calls anway?
A bizarre case all round.