Downing Street snubs at Donald Trump's demand that the UK take back IS fighters and their jihad brides, in Syria they should face justice
- Britain has at least six fanatics and dozens of women in Syria and the region
- The government wants them to be convicted where they committed their crimes
- For more than 100 people, British citizenship was revoked because of joining ISIS
Ian Drury for the Daily Mail
Downing Street has rejected Donald Trump's call for Britain to withdraw Islamic State fighters and their jihad brides.
In Britain there are at least six fanatics languishing in secret prisons in Syria and dozens of women in refugee camps in the region.
On Sunday, the US president said European nations should "reinforce" and repatriate more than 800 IS combatants.
The British government, which has at least six fanatics and dozens of women still in Syria and the region, has discouraged Trump's call for a withdrawal of his ISIS fighters.
If not, he warned that America would be forced to release militants who could return to Europe and plan attacks. But Theresa May rejected the demand, insisting that law enforcement should take place in the country where the crimes were committed – even if there is no functioning justice system.
A spokesman for No. 10 said, "Foreign fighters should be tried in due process in the most appropriate jurisdiction. If possible, this should happen in the region where crimes were committed. We continue to work closely with our international partners. "
However, the stance was criticized by Tony's deputy Andrew Mitchell, a former international development minister. He said, "It is important that these people do not remain stateless in unregulated spaces that swim around or meet with those who close their unwilling intentions."
He added, "We can not just close our eyes and pull up the drawbridge."
Interior Minister Sajid Javid said that the fight for ISIS has shown that they hate our country. He also said that "if you support terrorism, it must have consequences"
Conservative MP and former International Development Minister Andrew Mitchell warned that the UK can not just close its eyes and pull up the drawbridge.
Interior Minister Sajid Javid announced that more than 100 dual nationals who had come to IS had been removed from British Home Office by British citizenship to prevent them from returning to the country.
He was admitted to the House of Commons when he answered an urgent question about the case of Shamima Begum, who can not be banned because she has only one British passport. Mr. Javid said, "Whatever their role in the so-called caliphate, they all supported a terrorist organization, showing that they hate our country."
He added, "If you support terror, there must be consequences."
Britain has already revoked the citizenship of more than 100 dual nationals who have fought for IS in Syria and Iraq
However, the United Kingdom is unable to revoke the citizenship of IS fighters who have only one passport, such as the IS bride Shamima Begum
Theresa May demands that ISIS fighters be brought to justice in the places where their crimes have been committed – even if there is no functioning justice system