Britains anti-terror watchdog has said that young jihadis who travelled to Syria to join ISIS should not face the courts when returning home.
The watchdog said that young ‘naive’ jihadis should be able to reintegrate into British society.
Mr Hill, the independent reviewer of anti-terror legislation, told BBC radio: “The authorities have looked at them and looked at them hard and have decided that they do not justify prosecution, and really we should be looking towards reintegration and moving away from any notion that we are going to lose a generation due to this travel.
“It’s not a decision that MI5 and others will have taken lightly.
“But they have left space, and I think they are right to do so, for those who travelled out of a sense of naivety, possibly with some brainwashing along the way, possibly in their mid-teens and who return in a state of utter disillusionment and we have to leave space for those individuals to be diverted away from the criminal courts.”
It does seem like this watchdog has a very weak and snowflake approach to dealing with those who joined the Islamic State.
The should not be allowed to come back to the UK and if they are the full force of the law should bombard them. Unlike this watchdog, I do not have any sympathy for young people, like myself, who have joined ISIS.
Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell said: “The presumption should be that all people who went to join IS should be dealt with by the criminal justice system unless there is a good reason why not.
“IS is an utterly barbaric organisation still intent on carrying out terror attacks in Britain and everything possible must be done to stop its supporters being involved in such atrocities.”
What do you think?