1,500 Britons have fled to join ISIS in Syria – and 800 have successfully got in

Almost 1,500 British citizens have tried to enter Syria to join Islamic State and other terror groups, Philip Hammond said last night.

The Foreign Secretary revealed an estimated 800 people, mostly jihadists and family members, have successfully entered the war-torn country in the last four years. Roughly half are still thought to be there.

But Mr Hammond revealed that a further 600 have been stopped in the same period.

  • Exile1981

    600 stopped?Why? Let them go and join their fellow jihadis, A lot will die and everyone who goes is one less potential killer at home.

    • V10_Rob

      Agreed. You already know they want to hook up with jihadists, why would you want them to remain in your country? So they can commit another ‘known wolf’ attack, another killing spree by someone who was already supposedly under the watchful eyes of your security services?

      They’ve got no love or respect for you, and want to assist in your destruction. They’re doing you a huge favor by leaving, probably the only positive contribution to society you’ll ever get out of them.

      Let them go chase their fantasy. Either they’ll die in combat (good riddance), or their fellow jihadists will do them in for not being halal enough (poetic justice).

      Or if you’re incurably charitable, they’ll see and experience what real islam is all about, become disillusioned, and de-radicalize all on their own (after all, nothing an infidel like you could say was going to convince them otherwise).

  • Blacksmith

    That math doesn’t work for me. 1500 -800 is 700. I say the ones who didn’t make it should be air dropped in

  • Shebel

    Why on earth would any Country want to stop people from leaving if their goal is to KILL you and take over your Country?
    Something does not compute.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Let them all go

  • Alain

    I guess there were no “Asians”.

  • Barrington Minge

    Would it not be better to let them go and then flag their passports so they can’t get back. Better still advertise the fact that their passports will be cancelled and they are no longer British citizens. We don’t need this mooslim trash.