Jihadis Should be Allowed Back in Britain to Break The Cycle of Violence – Report

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Shamima Begum and different UK jihadists jailed within the Middle East needs to be allowed again into Britain so as ‘to interrupt the cycle of extremism’, a report says.

A paper backed by ex-FBI agent Ali Soufan is urging Western governments to ‘rethink their stance on repatriation and produce home their residents’. 

The Soufan Centre claims homegrown extremists pose a larger risk to nationwide safety than terrorists jailed in Syria and Iraq would if repatriated.

Its newest report argues leaving imprisoned ISIS fighters and kids born into the caliphate ”stateless’ almost ensures that these people can have no different choices however to contemplate themselves residents of the Islamic State’.

At least 20 UK former fighters are being held in Syria, Iraq and Turkey. Children and girls, together with ISIS bride Shamima Begum, are held in detention camps.  

Prisoners being held in Kurdish camps embrace El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Kotey, who’re accused of  belonging to a brutal four-man cell of executioners in Syria accountable for killing quite a few Western captives. 

They have all said that they wish to return to reside within the UK.   

Soufan’s intervention comes as Home Office statistics present that round 90 per cent of 43,000 extremists on MI5’s watchlist are Islamist terror suspects.

It follows the arrest of 25-year-old Khairi Saadallah, from Libya, beneath Section 41 of the Terrorism Act following a suspected terror assault in Reading.

The report, ‘Will Western Nations Repatriate Their Citizens In Syria and Iraq?’, states: ‘More usually than not, those that do return to their international locations of origin after leaving the caliphate look again upon the Islamic State with a mixture of despair and disillusionment. To be clear, there’s nonetheless an actual and tangible risk posed by people who’re vulnerable to the siren name of jihadist propaganda. 

‘But this has at all times been the case. 

‘Interestingly… the risk posed by those that by no means left, and thus by no means skilled the horrors of the caliphate, could possibly be extra important than from those that left home to struggle with the Islamic State earlier than returning home.’ 

A UK safety supply advised The Mirror: ‘Under the Johnson authorities it is extremely unlikely these folks can be allowed to return however in the long term it can’t be discounted, given the ever-changing state of affairs within the Middle East.’