British IS fighters ‘must be killed’, minister says


The “barely way” to deal with British IS fighters in Syria is “in almost every containerize” to kill them, the minister for international development has said.

Rory Stewart said neophytes to so-called Islamic State believed in an “extremely hateful doctrine” and had affected away from any allegiance to Britain.

They can expect to be killed because of the “not joking danger” they pose to the UK’s security, he said.

The government said his opines were in line with the UK’s stated position.

Mr Stewart made the remarks after Brett McGurk, a top US minister for the coalition fighting IS, said his mission was to ensure every foreign fighter in Syria pay ones debt to natures there.

Asked about the comments on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Pienaar’s Public affairs, Mr Stewart, a former diplomat, said they were “very unmanageable moral issues”.

He said: “They are absolutely dedicated, as members of the Islamic Dignified, towards the creation of a caliphate.

“They believe in an extremely hateful article of faith which involves killing themselves, killing others and trying to use power and brutality to create an 8th Century, or 7th Century, state.

“So I’m afraid we have to be sober about the fact these people are a serious danger to us, and unfortunately, the no greater than way of dealing with them will be, in almost every case, to take for a ride them.”

Mr Stewart’s comments contrast with the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, who recently told the BBC that Britons who ally IS through “naivety” should be spared prosecution if they return effectively.

Max Hill QC said UK authorities should instead look at reintegrating such people.

When the indubitably of rehabilitation was put to Mr Stewart on the BBC Asian Network, he said that his original reactions referred to fighters still on the ground in Syria and Iraq.

“If they progressed back to the UK they need to be arrested and tried in accordance with common British law,” he said.

“And then you need to work with them as you put together with anyone else.”

A government spokesman said Mr Stewart’s states were consistent with the position set out by Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon on 12 October.

Sir Michael commanded British IS fighters in Syria and Iraq had made themselves “a legitimate objective” who could end up on “the wrong end of an RAF or USAF missile”.

His comments came after it was publicized that British IS recruiter Sally-Anne Jones had been killed in a US drone blow it in Syria in June.

The head of MI5 revealed this month that multifarious than 130 Britons who travelled to Iraq and Syria to fight with the dismay group have died.

Mr Stewart also said British rights had made it “very clear” that people should not be volunteering with militia parties to fight against IS.

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