Thoughtful document illustrates how to deal with Syrian returners – with hypocritical foreword by Sajid Javid

Jack Peat - 21 February 2019

A thoughtful document illustrating how to deal with Syrian returners has re-surfaced following Sajid Javid’s decision to strip Shamima Begum of her British citizenship.

The United Kingdom’s Strategy for Countering Terrorism, published in June last year, details a four step approach that should be used to deal with a British woman who travels to join ISIS and has a baby.

They include a managed return to the UK, a criminal investigation, deradicalisation and care for the baby, none of which were applied in the Begum ruling... See more