This is the very apotheosis of willful ignorance. “A British Home Office source said the students would not automatically face prosecution if they returned to Britain under anti-terror legislation, so long as they could prove they have not been fighting.” As if those who went over to join the Islamic State and provide medical services have no belief system, no ideology, that could possibly render them disloyal to Britain. Imagine if a group of British doctors had gone to Germany in 1942 — not to join the Nazis, but just to help out in hospitals. Would they have been welcomed back with such alacrity? Of course not, because in those days the British understood what it meant to be at war, and what it meant to give aid and comfort to the enemy.
“ISIS terror doctors recruited from UK will return to work in NHS,” by Oli Smith, Express, January 4, 2016:
BRITISH doctors who are currently helping save the lives of ISIS terrorists injured by allied bombings are expected to return to the UK and work in the NHS.
The numbers of UK-born medics being recruited to vile jihadi cause is so worrying that British officials have been sent to Sudan in a desperate attempt to stop the flow.
The Foreign Office understands that the Islamic State – also known as Daesh – are urgently seeking more foreign medics to help at its hospitals in Syria.
ISIS have already persuaded doctors from Australia, Russia and nearly 20 from Britain to join their makeshift health ministry.
British officials are now coordinating efforts to prevent more Britons from joining the terrorist health service by sending a delegation to Sudan.
Many of those who have already joined up with ISIS include at least 17 British doctors who were studying at Sudan’s University of Medical Sciences and Technology (UMST).
Parents had sent their children to Sudan to study medicine to reconnect with their African and Islamic roots before returning to work as doctors in the NHS.
Families of the doctors concerned have revealed that a second group of five Britons have now joined up with members of an earlier group who travelled across the ISIS border in March.
Both groups were believed to be recruited by Mohammed Fakhri, a 25-year-old from Middlesbrough who studied medicine but styles himself as the recruiter of British medics for ISIS.
Fakhri is a British Palestinian who grew up in north-east England with his two older brothers. His father worked as an NHS doctor on Teesside.
According to the families of those recruited, the British medics are scattered across the self-styled caliphate.
Some appear to be stationed at a medical faculty next to the Raqqa National hospital while others have been dispatched close to Aleppo as well as Menbij’s National hospital, 12 miles from the Turkish border….
Some parents have even resorted to withdrawing their children from USMT amid fears that many doctors there are simply ‘biding their time’ before heading to Syria.
A British Home Office source said the students would not automatically face prosecution if they returned to Britain under anti-terror legislation, so long as they could prove they have not been fighting.