Islamist terrorism: foreign national offenders and UK deportations

This report from UK think tank the Henry Jackson Society looks at the problem of terrorism deportations from the UK.

The UK’s persistent inability to extradite foreign criminals does not just risk further violent crime, according to this new report, rather the failure has extended to those whose presence jeopardise national security. No fewer than 45 foreign-national terrorists have remained in the UK despite their convictions for terrorist offences. The report charts the evolution of the problem of terrorism deportations over the last 20 years. In particular it focusses on the nature, character, and history of the 45 terrorist offenders who have managed to remain in the UK. The report finds that 15% of offenders had a criminal history prior to committing a terrorist offence. Meanwhile, 18 of the 45 individuals had ties to proscribed organisations, including Al-Muhajiroun, Islamic State, Al Qaeda and Al-Shabaab.

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