'Shawcross was profoundly affected by the 9/11 destruction of the Twin Towers, feeling a deep empathy with the US and championing its role as a global policeman. He was a cheerleader for war in Iraq and has, ever since, maintained that “Bush and Blair were right”. He has argued the “Case for Guantanamo” on the Huffington Post website and railed at the threat of Islamists at every turn. He has even appointed Peter Clarke, the former head of counter-terrorism at Scotland Yard, to the board of the Charity Commission.'
From that Independent piece. His heart was full of hate.