Islam in the spotlight

Ex-head of counter-terror: UK should lay on charter flights to Syria for jihadis

The threat of terrorist attacks on the UK is greater than a decade ago and the government should consider allowing those who want to live under the rule of Islamic State to leave, Britain’s former head of counter-terrorism has said.

Robert Quick, who was a Scotland Yard assistant commissioner, told the Guardian it may be better to have extremists surrender their passports rather than having them “fester” in Britain.

His comments came as the UK prepares to mark the 10th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on Britain on 7 July 2005, in which 52 people were murdered and 750 injured when suicide bombers exploded bombs on three tube trains and a bus in London.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    At last, a public official actually makes sense.

  • Xavier

    Flights leaving every 2 hours. Fly to the middle of the English Channel, dump, and return.

    • Millie_Woods

      I was thinking, open the cargo bay over ISIS occupied territory. “Your newest recruits have arrived.” SPLAT!

      • jayme

        And they wouldn’t need to whip them into shape.

  • Martin B

    Charter flights to Syria for all Mohammedans would be even better.

  • ntt1

    This is a no-brainer, the only remaining question is ;at what altitude should deplaning begin?