Two British soldiers who flew to Syria to tackle Islamic State are held at Heathrow as terror suspects

Two former British soldiers who flew to Syria to fight Islamic State fanatics were held at Heathrow as terror suspects after flying home for Christmas.
Jamie Read, 24, and James Hughes, 26, left to help Kurdish forces battling the extremists following the beheading of British aid worker Alan Henning.

They were not paid and only received food, equipment and shelter.

When they landed they were taken to separate rooms and questioned for six hours.

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  • Drunk_by_Noon

    I knew some a-hole in the UK “Visas and Immigration” section was going to eventually play the moral equivalence card.

  • ontario john

    We all knew any new anti terrorism laws would be used against those fighting against the muslim hordes, I’m surprised it took this long. The vote whores must protect the muslim voters.

  • truepeers

    Ahhh, the new Anglo-Qatari-MB state in action.

  • PaladinPhil

    They were released without charges. I think MI5 and MI6 were just doing their jobs. As much as it sucks for the two fighters, they should have expected such treatment and planned for it mentally.

    • Clausewitz

      Well the precedent is set in the US where the Democrats feel that all returning soldiers from the middle east should be classified as potential terrorists.

  • bverwey

    Funny they don’t like like Asians but then it’s OK to profile whitey with or without a burka. You know they have really declared those dried dates while clearing customs.