UK has allowed more jihadists to return than anywhere else in Europe

Westmonster — Oct 24, 2017

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The pathetic weakness of the British position on returning jihadists has been laid out by information in a new report that shows the UK has allowed more foreign fighters back from Syria and Iraq than any other country in Europe, and most other countries in the world.

‘Beyond the Caliphate: Foreign Fighters and the Threat of Returnees’ is authored by Richard Barrett and highlights the dangers posed by jihadi fanatics across the globe.

The report makes clear that: “While returning Foreign Fighters have not as yet added significantly to the threat of terrorism around the world, the number of attacks inspired or directed by the Islamic State continues to rise. All returnees, whatever their reason for going home, will continue to pose some degree of risk.”

That’s extremely concerning for Britain given the numbers in the report. Russia has seen the highest number of foreign fighters who have gone to Syria or Iraq, 3,417, with 400 estimated to have returned.

Worryingly, whilst far fewer are estimated to have gone from the UK to Syria or Iraq to fight for ISIS, 850, the report claims around 425 have been allowed back. In other words around 50% of jihadists who have been to Syria or Iraq are now back in Britain. The only countries in the report who have allowed more foreign fighters into their country are Turkey, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia.

When compared with other countries the huge proportion of jihadists that Britain has allowed back grows even more alarming. 1,910 jihadists have gone from France to Syria/Iraq but only 271 have been allowed to return, whilst Germany has seen around 915 go but less than a third, around 300, have returned.

There are further examples. 280 have gone from the Netherlands but only 50 have returned and 204 have gone from Spain and just 30 have come back whilst Sweden has seen roughly 300 go abroad but again only around a third have returned compared to around half for the UK.

Britain’s terror watchdog seem to insist that some of those who have gone abroad to support ISIS are naive and aren’t even being prosecuted. Why not? Surely this is not a risk worth taking?

It is deeply troubling that the UK, which has seen less citizens go abroad to fight for ISIS than other European countries, has seen more return than the likes of France or Germany.

Why has this been allowed to happen? Who are those have been allowed to return and why are they being seemingly left free to roam the streets of Britain?


Comment — Oct 24, 2017

The militants have been allowed to return because along with the U.S. and the rest of the West, the British government has been actively but covertly engaged in cultivating terror.
It is an established fact that ISIS (otherwise known as Daesh, Islamic State or ISIL) was bankrolled by the gulf emirates and Saudi Arabia, supposed Western allies. The U.S. also helped the Sunni militants with arms, training and intelligence.
The original aim was to oust Syrian President Assad and create a Caliphate from which a campaign to destabilise Iran could be launched.
That changed when Russia intervened in Syria but that doesn’t alter the fact that the West has used terror for its own purposes. Indeed it has a history of doing so.
Western intelligence was behind the creation of al-Qaeda, and the U.S. was also reportedly training “Syrian rebels” in 2013, who then magically transformed into ISIS terrorists fighting to oust President Assad.
However, Western intelligence also supports, or at least tolerates, terrorism closer to home. Anti-Gaddafi militants who were resident in the UK were allowed to travel to North Africa to fight with the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group. MI5 was fully aware of their involvement and even escorted them through customs on their return.
In much the same way that Salman Abedi, the British-born son of exiled Libyan dissidents who was responsible for the Ariana Grande concert bombing in Manchester was also known to MI5.
In fact wherever you find terrorism you will also find Western intelligence at work. Ostensibly gathering intelligence to prevent terror, or so we are told, they are effectively working hand-in-glove with the terrorists.
That’s why they seemed unable to prevent 9/11, or 7/7, or the Ariana Grande bombing or any of the major terror attacks that have taken place recently and we need to ask why?
For the problem isn’t Islam as such, but covert elements in the West that are manipulating and exploiting the more gullible militants for their own ends. This is what is happening with the return of all these erstwhile Jihadists. So don’t be surprised if some go on to get involved in more acts of terror even while they are supposedly under scrutiny by Western intelligence. Ed