Potential terrorists to get preferential treatment in the UK

From the believe it or not files, the UK Government plans to fight terrorism by wrapping potential jihadis in a nice big fluffy bundle of support.  The Independent reports:  Quote.

Government plans to give jihadis council houses and other support as part of de-radicalisation programmes have been welcomed as “overdue” by terror experts.

Right-wing commentators have branded the proposals, codenamed Operation Constrain, as “beyond sick” and accused authorities of seeking to bribe extremists.

But 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.

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.

The growing pool will be joined by former Isis members returning from the group’s shrinking territories in Syria and Iraq.  End of quote.

Here’s an idea, how about you just deny them entry to the UK?  Quote:

A report released last week said 425 men, women and children have already returned to the UK and the fate of more than 400 other jihadis who travelled to Isis strongholds remains unclear.

Max Hill, the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, has been among those calling for a focus on “reintegration” amid warnings that there will not be sufficient evidence to prosecute all returnees or jail them for significant amounts of time.

A Home Office document seen by the Mail on Sunday outlines a strategy for known extremists who cannot be jailed to be given support and monitored as part of efforts to prevent further terror attacks.

Operation Constrain, due to be implemented next year, will see targets moved to the front of council housing waiting lists if they have no suitable homes, helped into education, training or employment and referred to the NHS for mental health treatment.

The scheme will be applied to selected people on MI5’s databases, who will be assessed and questioned by security services before a local panel decides on what intervention to launch.  End of quote.

Seems like it’s a case of keeping your enemies closer.  Will it work?  Or will they take the housing and education and employment and health care, and go ahead and commit acts of terror anyway?

 


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