Qatada has been detained in Britain since his arrest on 2002 and has been in legal limbo since. Efforts to deport him to his home country has been continuously subverted by the European Court of Human Rights, stating that torture and an unfair trial awaits the extremist preacher upon his return.
His continued stay in Britain poses a serious national threat as he is a figurehead of Islamic extremists not only in London but also other terror cells all over the world. Home Office has expressed their desire to proceed with the deportation, but expects the process would take months.
His legal counsel, Edward Fitzgerald, has stated that would appeal to overturn deportation.
Theresa May has addressed the House of Commons that Qatada would be removed permanently from the UK following the proper processes and rule of law. They have been under discussion with the Jordanian Government to ensure that his basic human rights would not be violated once he has been deported and tried.