Foes of jihad terror — Pamela Geller and I — are not allowed to enter Britain. But the British authorities cannot figure out how to bar jihad terrorists from returning from the Islamic State. More absurdity as Britain gallops toward ruin: “Battle-Hardened Terrorists Will Return to The UK, And There is Nothing we Can do About it,” by Oliver Lane, Breitbart, November 27, 2014:
A senior government legal adviser has rubbished the Prime Minister’s plans to prevent terror suspects who travelled to the Islamic State from returning, saying they were not fully formed, and will never materialise as promised.
David Anderson QC, who was selected by the Home Office to scrutinise all counter terror law, used his privilege to savage the attempt made to ban terrorists from re-entering the country after fighting abroad, calling the proposed measures “an announcement waiting for a policy”. Mr Anderson told parliamentarians: “What we now have is a power that although entitled exclusion orders, or temporary exclusion orders, I think in reality it is much closer to managed return or controlled return”.
The PM had promised in September to prevent British passport holders who went abroad from being able to return to the UK, following a similar pledge made by Australian PM Tony Abbott. This now appears to be far from reality, as it seems in almost all cases returning terrorists will be merely required to attend ‘de-radicalisation courses’ and keep in touch with the police, reports the Daily Mail.
Remarkably, despite recent comments by a British member of parliament that there have been as many as 2,000 British citizens who went to fight for the Islamic State, the Government believes it will only confiscate something in the region of 50 passports from returning fighters a year.
The revelation will be embarrassing for David Cameron, who had sought to assure Britain they would be protected from battle-hardened, radicalised jihadists returning to the UK. Although the plans were questioned by lawyers from their outset, the government decided to push on with them….
The objection to refusing to allow jihadis to return from the Islamic State is that this renders them stateless, which is against international law. Solution: Declare war on the Islamic State (as it has declared war on Britain), and declare that anyone who travels there to join it is guilty of treason.