UK Plans New Law to Deal With Islamist Extremism

Aditi Khanna
Outlook
8/23/2014

In the wake of the recent beheading of a US journalist by a suspected British Islamic State militant in Iraq, the UK is planning a tougher law to tackle threat of Islamist terrorism in the country which includes stripping citizenship of naturalised Britons who are fighting overseas.

It will also have new orders for banning extremist groups that fall short of the legal threshold for terrorist proscription.

UK Home Secretary Theresa May, in an article for the ‘Daily Telegraph’, wrote, “People who insist on travelling to fight in Syria and Iraq will be investigated by the police and security services. For those who have dual nationality, I have the power to strip them of their citizenship and exclude them from the country.”

“Following the recent Immigration Act, I can, in certain circumstances, remove citizenship from naturalised Britons who are fighting overseas and exclude them too,” she said.

The new measures are aimed at curtailing the activities of radical Islamist preachers whose extreme rhetoric currently does not constitute a crime…

 

 

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U.S. Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas believes Mexican drug cartels and members of the Islamic State are “talking to each other.”

“The drug cartels use the same operational plan as terrorist groups do,” Poe, a member of the House Judiciary Committee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security, said in an interview Wednesday with Newsmax TV. “They kill their opponents, they behead their opponents, they brag about it, and they have operational control of many portions of the southern border of the United States.”

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a staunch advocate for fortifying America’s borders, said it’s a strong possibility that Islamic State terrorists have already entered the United States with the help of Mexican drug cartels…

 

 

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