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UK braced for influx of jihadis from Turkey as Ankara announces deportation of Briton held for a year

UK braced for influx of jihadis from Turkey as Ankara announces deportation of Briton held for a year

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Sharia Watch: When will the UK authorities face up to the underlying problem here, namely, Islamic doctrines and teachings?

Among Muslims and non-Muslims, there is an urgent need to address those obsolete and problematic elements of Islamic orthodoxy that underlie the Islamist worldview, fuelling violence on both sides. The world’s largest Muslim organisation, Indonesia’s Nahdlatul Ulama, of which I am General Secretary, has begun to do exactly that.

The truth, we recognise, is that jihadist doctrine, goals and strategy can be traced to specific tenets of orthodox, authoritative Islam and its historic practice. This includes those portions of Shariah that promote Islamic supremacy, encourage enmity towards non-Muslims and  It is these elements – still taught by most Sunni and Shiite institutions – that constitute a summons to perpetual conflict.

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Sticking the results of those teachings in prison for life, if that is the result, is just a sticking plaster solution to a major problem!

Britain is braced for the return of dozens of home-grown Islamic State fighters after Turkey yesterday began the process of sending back captured UK citizens. Turkey announced yesterday it was deporting a British jihadist fighter signalling a change of policy that threatens the UK strategy of leaving terrorists to fester abroad. Hours later the suspect, a 26-year-old British citizen, was arrested on suspicion of preparation of terrorism offences after arriving at Heathrow airport on a flight from Turkey. The maximum sentence if charged and found guilty is life in prison. The threat of battle-hardened terrorist fighters being sent back to Britain in the coming months will cause concern for authorities.