“They also blamed ‘oppressive police surveillance’ for the fact that the sisters and their nine children aged three to 15, had left the UK.” If they hadn’t been watched, they wouldn’t have done anything worth watching, you see.
This is an audacious attempt to claim victim status and deflect scrutiny from these women’s families and mosque. Given the abject state of Britain today, it will probably work, and serve to erode counter-terror efforts even furth”UK terror police ‘radicalised and groomed our ISIS runaway wives’: Husbands blame security services for women fleeing to Syria with their nine children,” by Abul Taher and Brendan Carlin, The Mail on Sunday, June 20, 2015:
Downing Street tonight denounced as ‘wrong and dangerous’ a claim that British police ‘actively encouraged and promoted’ the radicalisation of three sisters who took their children to join Islamic State terrorists last week.
The suggestion by two of the women’s husbands that the police played a part in sending them towards IS by encouraging contact with their radicalised brother in Syria was also angrily rejected by senior officers and branded ‘ludicrous’ by MPs.
Lawyers for Mohammed Shoaib, 39, and Akhtar Iqbal, 48, have written to the Home and Foreign Secretaries, and chairman of the Home Affairs Committee, Keith Vaz.
The letter said: ‘We are alarmed by the fact that the police have been actively promoting and encouraging contact with the brother-in-law of our clients whom, it is believed, is fighting in Syria.
‘It would appear that there has been a reckless disregard as to the consequences of any such contact on the families.
‘Plainly the North East Counter-Terrorism Unit (Nectu) has been complicit in the grooming and radicalising of the women.’
In the letter, a copy of which has been obtained by The Mail on Sunday, they also blamed ‘oppressive police surveillance’ for the fact that the sisters and their nine children aged three to 15, had left the UK.
It continues: ‘The actions and misjudgment of the Nectu has placed the lives of 12 British citizens at risk, nine of whom are innocent children.’
The astonishing allegation, through the men’s lawyers, came only a day after David Cameron bluntly told British Muslims that some in their community ‘quietly condone’ extremism by failing to speak out against the ‘poisonous ideology’ of Islamic State….