SHAFAQNA – According to data collected by Quilliam – British think tank on radicalism – hundreds of terror militants would be on their way back home to the UK where they might attempt to carry terror attacks.
An estimates 700 British extremists considered “dangerous” by the intelligence services have traveled to Syria and Iraq since the start of a conflict that has seen huge swathes of the region overrun by the Takfiri terrorists. Of those, about 320 have now returned and are officially listed as “people of interest”.
A further 700 British people, who are not considered as a threat to national security have also visited the region.
In a report, The Telegraph wrote that about “two dozen” individuals who have come back have been involved in plots in the UK, so far thwarted.”
Now, Massoud Shadjareh, the co-founder of Islamic Human Rights Commission in London, says the British “government wants to use and exaggerate the numbers, so they could actually bring further anti-terror legislation” which demonizes the Muslim community and heightens security in the country.
A far higher proportion of Britons, who currently go to Syria, are now intent on committing terrorist acts, warned analysts at the Home Office.