‘Dead Terrorists Can’t Harm Us’ – UK Defense Secretary


Gavin Williamson declared that British jihadists in Syria and Iraq were jeopardizing the United Kingdom’s national security, and made it clear that there was no way the terrorists could return home: they would be “hunted down” and destroyed.

“A dead terrorist can’t cause any harm to Britain. I don’t believe that any terrorist, whether they come from this country or any other, should ever be allowed back into this country,” he told the Daily Mail.

According to the Telegraph, up to 300 jihadists left Britain to play crucial roles in their fight against the “infidels”, and were mainly placed in charge of group’s propaganda. In addition, about 1,000 Britons have travelled to the war zones to join ISIS and other terrorist groups. Half of those have reportedly returned to the UK, and an estimated 100 are thought to have been killed.

READ MORE: UK Government Lawyer Tells US Britain Will Bring Daesh Terrorists to Justice

British citizens are largely supportive of Williamson’s resolve; as evidenced on Twitter:

Earlier this year Max Hill QC, Britain’s terror watchdog, said that if teen jihadis returned home after their fight for Daesh, they should be “given space” by the security services to return to a normal life instead of being prosecuted. Hill’s statement sparked a wave of indignation within society.  

© Sputnik/ Andrey Stenin

Sputnik News

South Africa Today – World News – Europe

Related Post

"Makes Sense": UK Media Claims Woman Led... The UK newspaper Daily Mail has quoted an intelligence source as saying that a woman may have been at the helm of a six-strong group from Russia's Ma...
Some ‘Souvenir’: Tourists Fined for Trying to Stea... The tourists were detained by police after other visitors at Auschwitz in Oświęcim, Poland, noticed the pair placing bricks from the ruins into a bag...
‘Mentor’of 2015 Paris Attackers Expelled From Fran... According to the Europe 1 radio, Beghal, 52, left the prison at about 5:30 a.m. local time (03:30 GMT) and took off shortly after 10:30 a.m. from Par...
Airbus to Sell China, India Blns of Dollars' ... With a definitive Brexit deal still nowhere in sight, investors have raised concerns about the uncertainty of operating European airlines from the UK...
Disclaimer: The views of authors published on South Africa Today are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of South Africa Today. By viewing, visiting, using, or interacting with SouthAfricaToday.net, you are agreeing to all the provisions of the Terms of Use Policy and the Privacy Policy.