The UK is putting up 19 suspected Islamic terrorists in hotels paid for the taxpayer, while they can’t be deported due to “human rights” concerns.
According to security sources who spoke to the Daily Mail, at least 19 suspected Islamic terrorists have entered the country via crossing the English Channel in small boats last year. Some of them are now currently under investigation by MI5 and the police, while seven were already under investigation in other countries before they arrived.
The suspects, five Iraqis, five Iranians, four Afghans, four Somalis, and one Libyan, are mostly associated with ISIS or its offshoots, with others linked to Iranian groups. After lodging asylum claims, the suspected Islamic terrorists now cannot be deported, despite living in hotels paid for by the British taxpayer, because of human rights rules.
With evidence including intelligence gathered by security services, convictions are believed to be almost impossible, due to resistance from MI5 and MI6 to expose their intelligence in open courts. Only ten individuals can also be surveilled 24/7 at any one time, due to the massive cost involved.
"Nineteen suspected terrorists are living in taxpayer-funded migrant hotels after crossing the Channel from France on small boats"https://t.co/qyzkfS3z0K
— Tony Dowson (@TonyDowson5) April 11, 2023
“It’s a real problem and not something we’re able to easily stop,” a security source told the Mail. “Once they’re here we can monitor them and limit any potential threat they pose but it adds to the overall surveillance burden.”
“People will rightly be concerned that terror suspects have been able to enter our country in small boats and not be detained. It’s a national scandal,” said Natalie Elphicke, the Conservative MP for Dover. This raises serious issues of national security. Ministers must urgently review this situation and make sure that public protection always comes first.”
Bob Seely, a fellow Conservative MP, said it was “appalling and deeply concerning” that suspected Islamic terrorists were being allowed into the country and couldn’t be deported.
“Our security agencies have enough on their plate without having to increase monitoring to cope with an influx of foreign terror suspects,” Seely added. “Those who oppose Government measures to halt the small boats crisis frankly need a reality check.”
Up until yesterday, 1,057 illegal immigrants had made the crossing over the English Channel this week in small boats, the highest this year so far. 45,700 crossed in 2022 total, the highest ever, with massive growth year-on-year.
Steve Laws, a citizen journalist who monitors the crossings, reposted a clip from Valiant News Associate Editor Jack Hadfield’s 2020 documentary, Destination Dover, in which he warned about the possibility of terrorists making their way over the English Channel.
“We know nothing about them. Sure, most of them could be absolutely fine, they could be sound people, but the chance of one of them being a terrorist isn’t worth my daughters’ lives, it isn’t worth my friends’ lives, it isn’t worth my family’s lives, or anyone else’s,” Laws said at the time.
— Steve Laws (@Steve_Laws_) April 11, 2023
“Our highest priority is protecting the safety and security of this country, which is why the UK has world-class police, security and intelligence agencies and a robust counter-terrorism framework,” said a spokesman for the Home Office in a statement:
“If an individual of national security interest entered the UK as an illegal migrant, we would take the firmest possible steps, which could include removal, action by law enforcement or other appropriate measures. As the Prime Minister has said, this Government is focused on stopping small boats, and the Illegal Migration Bill will enable us to take back control of our borders and ensure we have an asylum system that is fair, safe and legal.”