The Islamic State is at war with Britain. These are enemy combatants. They should have been stripped of their citizenship as soon as they went to the Islamic State. Would Britain have allowed 400 British Nazis who had gone to Germany to reenter Britain and roam around freely in 1941? But the present-day British government of Theresa May is only interested in keeping out foes of jihad terror, not jihad terrorists.
“The jihadis free to roam Britain: Government faces calls to crackdown on homegrown extremists as it’s revealed only 54 have been prosecuted despite 400 returning to the UK from Syria,” by Omar Wahid, The Mail On Sunday, March 25, 2017:
The Government last night faced new demands to crack down on jihadis returning from Syria in the wake of the Westminster attack.
Although there is no suggestion that British-born Muslim convert Khalid Masood travelled to Syria to fight for Islamic State, thousands of home-grown jihadis have – and an estimated 400 have returned to UK.
With IS rapidly losing ground in Syria and Iraq, the number of British returnees is likely to swell further, raising the question of what should be done about them.
Of the 400 who have come back, figures released last year showed only 54 individuals had been prosecuted. A further 30 faced charges.
A Mail on Sunday investigation discovered a number of returned jihadis roaming free on the streets of Britain….
Among the cases, The Mail on Sunday has highlighted:
Maarg Kahsay, from North London, spent months in Syria in 2014, after having fled a rape trial while on bail. He returned and was acquitted of the rape charge, but has never been charged with going to Syria. His name was on IS files obtained by the MoS.
Gianluca Tomaselli, 27, joined an IS sub-group called Rayat Al Tawhid, led by British jihadis in Syria. He fled there in 2013, and returned two years later. By 2016, he wasfound to be working as a car park attendant at Whipps Cross Hospital in East London.
Waheed Ahmed, 22, a Labour councillor’s son, was arrested with nine family members in Turkey, heading for Syria. The family returned and no one was charged.
Abu Rayah, 35, from East London, led a poppy burning stunt during an Armistice Day event in 2010. He was known to MI5 as an extremist, but went to Syria to fight alongside IS. After he returned from Syria, he was allowed to leave the UK twice and go to Europe.