War Is Deceit Update: at least two, and possibly more, out of these 10,000 went to jihadists. “10,000 passports issued to fraudsters,” from Reuters, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
LONDON (Reuters) – An estimated 10,000 passports were issued to fraudulent applicants in the year to last September, the Home Office said on Wednesday as it launched a new initiative to reduce identity fraud.
Face-to-face interviews for new applicants, to be introduced in May, could have helped uncover two men convicted of terrorism-related offences who had managed to secure two false passports each, officials said.
One, a Moroccan, is serving an 18-year sentence for a bombing in Casablanca. The other man, Dhiren Barot, who also had seven British passports issued in his own identity, was jailed for at least 40 years last November for plotting to kill thousands with attacks in Britain and the United States.