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1 hour
First broadcast:
Wednesday 17 October 2012

Gary McKinnon - and Syed Talha Ahsan.

Both men are British. Both men are wanted by the US authorities. Both men have Asperger's.

That's where the similarities end.

Syed Talha Ahsan has been extradited to the States - to face the American justice system. Gary McKinnon is - and will remain - in Britain, after the Home Secretary blocked his extradition yesterday.

There are claims of bias and discrimination this morning - because Syed Talha Ahsan is Muslim ... and Gary McKinnon is not.

The Chief Executive of the Ramadhan Foundation - Mohammed Shafiq - is accusing the government of double standards and .. I quote .. 'blatant racism'.

Do you agree? Or are we not comparing like with like? Gary McKinnon says he hacked into American defence computers because he was searching for UFOs. Syed Talha Ahsan is facing charges in the States of TERRORISM.

Did Gary McKinnon's race help keep him in the country?


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