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British PM Cameron outlines plans for returning militants

By United Press International

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British Prime Minister David Cameron outlined plans to combat Islamic militants, about 500 of whom are from Britain, as they return home.

Cameron, speaking to Parliament Monday, proposed seizing suspected militants' passports and compelling them to join "deradicalization programs." He called the concept of British citizens swearing allegiance to the Islamic State and other militant groups "abhorrent."

"Adhering to British values is not an option or a choice. It is a duty for all those who live in these islands, so we will stand up for our values, we will in the end defeat this extremism, and we will secure our way of life for generations to come," Cameron added.

His plans also include a widening of police powers to temporarily seize passports at the border before a suspect enters Britain, what Cameron called "specific and discretionary" powers, and laws that could compel suspected militants to leave their hometowns and move away from associates.

"The European Council conclusions could not be clearer, and I quote, the European Council believes the creation of an Islamic Caliphate in Iraq and Syria and the Islamist extremism and export of terrorism on which it is based is a direct threat to every European country," he said, noting at least 700 people from France have joined the IS, as well as 400 from Germany.

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  1. capricorn1Comment by capricorn1
    September 2, 2014 @ 12:52 pm

    de-radicalization programs are you kidding me?
    great britain has lost its soul and stupid america is following her straight to hell with pc in one hand and tolerance in the other.
    these murderers will not stop program or not wake up western hemisphere.

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    • diamondjimComment by diamondjim
      September 2, 2014 @ 1:48 pm

      Amen, Capricorn. Re-education camps my arse! Seize and CANCEL their passports, REVOKE their citizenship, and don’t let the traitorous scumbags back in the country, period! The only reason they would want to re-enter Britain would be to kill or maim British citizens.

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    • pistol packing mamaComment by txgoatlady
      September 2, 2014 @ 1:54 pm

      Yeah, send them to classes. That will fix them. What a weenie. And yet still more alarmed about ISIS and returning militants than our own President.

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    • foxmulderComment by foxmulder
      September 2, 2014 @ 4:00 pm

      These programs do not work. Yes, take their passports and deport them to a Muslim country; they are a great threat to the citizens of Western countries.

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  2. johninvirginiaComment by johninvirginia
    September 2, 2014 @ 1:27 pm

    Good luck with that Cameron! Sounds like it’ll depend on the pseudo-science of psychiatry/psychology. I would bet even money for a rate of recidivism of 70% or better and where the cost/risk of being wrong is so great, those are lousy odds! Better to remove their citizenship, prohibit their return and hold hostage any family in Britain as a guarantee, not that they care about that.

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  3. KBreedlove50Comment by kbreedlove50
    September 2, 2014 @ 1:51 pm

    What is going to happen before all of these wannabe terrorists return to set up the caliphate in Great Britain? What is being done now to shut down the preachers of hate? Why is it that some British cities now have no-go zones for the police? What is the British equivalent of the NSA doing to identify Jihadi websites, their adherents and their visitors? Citizens there have far fewer rights than we do, rights that inhibit the police in these types of investigations, so it should be relatively easy to draw statistics — and conclusions — by following those leads.

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  4. miniverComment by miniver
    September 2, 2014 @ 2:05 pm

    Cameron, how do you spell that? C-h-a-m-b-e-r-l-a-i-n? What a weaksauce and utterly inadequate response to the dire threat which exists at their very doorsteps.

    Too little, and probably too late, unless someone else besides that Dutch guys grows a pair.

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  5. tabernatComment by tabernat
    September 2, 2014 @ 2:49 pm

    As panty waisted as its sounds, at least he has a strategy.

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    • foxmulderComment by foxmulder
      September 2, 2014 @ 4:02 pm

      He is better than Obama when dealing with Islamic jihadists, but that’s not saying much. How about we stop allowing Muslims to immigrate into Western countries?

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  6. ltuserComment by ltuser
    September 2, 2014 @ 3:23 pm

    True. Better to have something even if its hairbrained, than to have nothing.
    But better yet would be to black list ALL those passports, so those owners can’t return, And if they DO try to come back, jail their *****! OR behead them like the traitors they are.

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  7. dasmikstermeisterComment by dasmikstermeister
    September 2, 2014 @ 4:11 pm

    If caught sneaking back into the country, slather ‘em up with bacon grease and hang them.

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  8. dasmikstermeisterComment by dasmikstermeister
    September 2, 2014 @ 11:00 pm

    The root cause of all this is the moral cowardice of the West. We are collectively yellow yellow yellow.

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  9. BillzillaComment by Billzilla
    September 2, 2014 @ 11:05 pm

    A better solution would be to simply stand them in front of a firing squad. Ready, aim, fire…

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