By CHARLIE PEAT
The Home Office fears 850 Britons have fled the UK to be indoctrinated by the twisted terror cult, according to an answer revealed in the House of Lords.
In addition, just 14 of the estimated 400 who sneaked back into Britain have been detained.
ISIS jihadis have slipped back into the UK
Labour MP Khalid Mahmood blasted Home Secretary Amber Rudd and called on the Government to prosecute more demented jihadis.He told the Mail on Sunday: “It is a tiny number who have been prosecuted and it’s absurd to say this is any form of success.
“If they know who they are, they should be prosecuted but the police and security services don’t have the resources to do that.”
Figures revealed just 14 jihadis have been arrested in the UK
The shocking low figures have been chastised by Director of the Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies at the University of Buckingham, Professor Anthony Glees, as “very disturbing”.He added: “These people have been trained to be killers and people will think it beggars belief [that they haven’t been prosecuted]. What message are we sending out to the world?
“It is a tiny number who have been prosecuted and it’s absurd to say this is any form of success” –Khalid Mahmood
Labour MP Khalid Mahmood blasted the lack of arrests:
“If you go out to join a regime like so-called Islamic State, you forfeit your right to come back.”
In May ministers claimed 54 jihadis had been prosecuted.
But the figure included those who had been fundraising terrorism and attempting to reach war zones, meaning the real figure was reduced to 14.
Home Office Minister Baroness Williams of Trafford said: “Data from the Crown Prosecution Service shows that they have successfully prosecuted ten cases involving 14 defendants who have returned to the UK and are suspected of having fought in Syria and/or Iraq.“All those who return from engaging in the conflict in Syria and Iraq can expect to be subject to investigation to determine if they have committed criminal offences abroad or represent a threat to our national security.”