Government plans to give jihadis council houses and other support as part of de-radicalisation programmes have been welcomed as “overdue” by terror experts.
When I first read this, I’ll admit, I did think it was April 1st. Then it dawned on me that I’d be paying for it.
Making me the fool.
Right-wing commentators have branded the proposals, codenamed Operation Constrain, as “beyond sick” and accused authorities of seeking to bribe extremists.
It’s ‘right wing’ now to think that this is sick and wrong? Wow! Who knew there were so many ‘right wingers’ in Britain?
…analysts say there is an urgent need to coordinate police, intelligence, mental health and social work for thousands of potential threats who are known to authorities but cannot be jailed.
Funny, you’d think from the boasting the civil service do about their ‘excellence’, they’d already be doing this, wouldn’t you?
They include the 20,000 extremists who have appeared on the security services’ radars but are not deemed to be a sufficient risk for round-the-clock surveillance – the category that Westminster attacker Khalid Masood, Manchester bomber Salman Abedi and London Bridge ringleader Khuram Butt fell into.
Seems like someone’s risk assessment skills need a polish.
The growing pool will be joined by former Isis members returning from the group’s shrinking territories in Syria and Iraq.
If the authorities know that a British subject/passport holder is abroad fighting for a terrorist organisation….remove their right of return!