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British High Court wants return of ISIS jihadists

Shamima Begum, ISIS, Daesh, D4

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British High Court wants return of ISIS jihadists

While Britain is quickly slipping into the grips of radical Islam and jihad-mongers, a recent strange court ruling in favor of a suspected ISIS (Daesh) member, a grandmother who was stripped off her British citizenship in 2019 has received tremendous outrage from the people as such ruling may pave the path for ISIS bride Shamima Begum in returning to the UK. In Britain, for the past several years, while jihadists and radical Islamic activists are on alarming rise, state policy has mostly gone in favor of these monsters.

Commenting on the court verdict, Pooja Srivastava wrote in the EasternEye: “When jihadists enter Western countries via slack immigration policies, or as in this case, a reckless and ill-considered court decision, many of them continue their jihad mission. Contrary to the assumptions of cretinous Western leaders and bleeding hearts who are advocating for Islamic State jihadists to return “home,” jihadists do not view the UK or any other Western state as “home.” They view non-Muslim countries as part of the dar al-harb, or “House of War,” to be conquered for Islam.

“If unvetted Muslim migrants and Islamic State returnees were to become the next-door neighbors of these reckless judges and politicians, they would be in the panic. Should these jihadists ever become a threat to their own neighborhoods and wellbeing, their decisions would change suddenly in favor of protecting national security. But they do not care about taxpaying citizens whose safety they should be ensuring”.

According to media reports, British court passed the verdict in favor of the ISIS female, who only is known as D4, has her citizenship revoked in 2019 on national security ground. D4 has been detained in the al-Roj camp since January 2019 alongside other women and children caught while leaving Isis territory, the high court heard in the proceeding.

According to The Times, the High Court ruled that it was unlawful for the government to strip D4 of her citizenship since Home Office had failed to inform her and not told her it was doing so and that makes the order “invalid”. The court ruled that D4 remains a UK national.

As per the reports, the court ruling concluded: “You do not ‘give’ someone ‘notice’ of something by putting the notice in your desk drawer and locking it. The home secretary’s failure to give notice of her decision to deprive D4 of her citizenship invalidates the order. D4 remains a British citizen”.

As per the law, the government “must give the person written notice” of a citizenship deprivation decision, providing reasons for it and notifying them of their right to appeal. In 2018, the Home Office had changed regulations for someone of their whereabouts are unknown or if they do not have a lawyer, making it “deemed to have been given” to the person in question even if the Home Office made a record of it and put it on their file.

Calling the change in law as “very substantial interference”, the judge said that the government either has to give people notice or change the law.

The judgment found the government had gone beyond its legal powers by removing a requirement to inform people who are being stripped of their nationality.

This judgement may open the door for the return of almost 28 suspected jihadists to Britain.

Barring of citizenship has been a major part of the UK’s response to those who have travelled to Daesh-controlled areas under efforts to prevent jihadists returning from Syria, by depriving them of travel documents and any right to assistance or repatriation.

The ruling might spark other legal challenges by the Daesh members who were subjected to the same procedure, something which is expected to force the Home Office to change its processes.

Daesh members are believed to make up a significant proportion of at least 150 people who have had their British citizenship revoked for the public good since 2014.

The Kurdish authorities holding D4, Shamima Begum and numerous members belonging to Britain have repeatedly called for the UK to repatriate them.

Of more than 900 people who travelled to Syria and Iraq from the UK, an estimated half have returned but only around 40 were successfully prosecuted, reports said.

Commenting on the recent court order, counterterrorism expert Christine Douglass-Williams said: “The news keeps on getting better in the West for Islamic supremacists and jihadists, as self-inflicted threats to democracy and national security increase.

“When jihadists enter Western countries via slack immigration policies, or as in this case, a reckless and ill-considered court decision, many of them continue their jihad mission. Contrary to the assumptions of cretinous Western leaders and bleeding hearts who are advocating for Islamic State jihadists to return “home,” jihadists do not view the UK or any other Western state as “home.” They view non-Muslim countries as part of the dar al-harb, or “House of War,” to be conquered for Islam.

“If unvetted Muslim migrants and Islamic State returnees were to become the next-door neighbors of these reckless judges and politicians, they would be in the panic. Should these jihadists ever become a threat to their own neighborhoods and wellbeing, their decisions would change suddenly in favor of protecting national security. But they do not care about taxpaying citizens whose safety they should be ensuring”.

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