To combat the activities of terrorist in the UK, British Defense Secretary is advocating death for all UK citizens that have joined IS struggle in Syria and Iraq.
“A dead terrorist can’t cause any harm to Britain,” he argues.
Gavin Williamson said that Britons who had gone to Syria or Iraq to fight for Islamic State hated what Britain stands for, and that air strikes could be used against the British citizens who are still out there.
“Quite simply my view is a dead terrorist can’t cause any harm to Britain,” Williamson told the Daily Mail in an interview.
“We should do everything we can do to destroy and eliminate that threat. I do not believe that any terrorist, whether they come from this country or any other, should ever be allowed back into this country,” he added.
British fighters who had fled to other countries would also be found and stopped from returning to the UK, he said, adding that there would be no “safe space” abroad for them either.
At least 800 Britons have gone to Syria and Iraq to fight for IS and 130 of those have been killed in conflict.
Prominent British militants such as Mohammed Emwazi, known as Jihadi John, and Sally Jones, have been reportedly killed by British or U.S. forces since travelling to fight for Islamic State.
After the death of Jones, who was known as the “White Widow”, Michael Fallon who was then Defence Minister said that British nationals who chose to leave the UK and fight for Islamic State were a “legitimate target”.
However, under British and international law, an aspiration to eliminate all known British IS recruits will take a little more consideration than simply launching a drone laden with fire-and-forget missiles, the BBC says.
There has to be some other legal basis for justifying the killing. Many fear that investigations by MPs on the decision-making process could be the start of mass extra-judicial killings.
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