The British authorities are abjectly incapable of determining who is and who isn’t “at risk of being drawn into terror-related activities.” They refuse to recognize the ideological roots of the jihad terror threat. They’re looking for the causes of “radicalization” in all the wrong places, and refuses to look at what obviously causes it. So of course they’re going to miss cases such as those of Abdullah and Jaffar Deghayes.
“Two British Muslim teenage brothers killed fighting with extremist forces in Syria were radicalised under noses of police and social services says report,” by Thomas Burrows, MailOnline, July 27, 2017:
Police and social services failed to prevent two teenage British Muslims being radicalised before they were killed fighting with extremist forces in Syria.
There was ‘no recognition’ Abdullah Deghayes, 18, his 17-year-old brother Jaffar and their three siblings were becoming vulnerable to radicalisation in Brighton.
When their elder brother Amer Deghayes, a former finance student, also travelled to Syria to fight for the al-Qaeda linked group Jabhat Al Nusra, they failed to stop his two younger siblings.
A Serious Case Review has now highlighted how the agencies failed to spot the tell-tale signs of radicalisation.
Abdullah and Jaffar boarded a £59 one-way flight from Luton to Istanbul and then went to Syria.
Both were killed just a few months after their arrival in the war-torn region – Abdullah by a sniper while chasing retreating forces in Lakatia in April 2014, and Jaffar six months later during a close-range firefight amid the ruins of Idlib.
Amer told ITV News in 2014 that he was prepared to suffer the same fate as his brothers, saying he had promised Allah he would continue on the path of jihad ‘until I get killed’.
Missed opportunities to intervene in the Brighton siblings’ lives were highlighted in the report following the deaths in 2014 of Abdullah and Jaffar, who were referred to as W and X.
In 2013, concern was raised by a school that some young people were converting to Islam and some had been paid by a relative of the brothers to attend a gym behind a place of worship.
The report said no further information was obtained about the activities at the gym.
The second opportunity came in the same year after Jaffar was referred to a panel following an ’emotional’ comment he made about Americans when he called them ‘terrorists’.
But the panel concluded Jaffar was ‘not at risk of being drawn into terror-related activities’.
The report said: ‘Both these instances were missed opportunities to learn more about the activities of the young people and to understand the links between young people in Brighton.’
It added: ‘Moreover at that time there was little local or national knowledge or understanding of the risks to children from being exploited into radicalisation to go and fight in wars elsewhere in the world.’
The report’s authors said they were unable to point to how the brothers were radicalised and news that Jaffar and Abdullah had gone to Syria came as a ‘total surprise and shock’ to professionals….