The ‘only way of dealing with’ British-born ISIS fighters is to kill them, says government minister


The only realistic way to neutralise British-born jihadists who are fighting on behalf of ISIS in Syria and Iraq is to kill them, a British government minister has said.

Rory Stewart MP, who holds briefs at the Foreign Office and Department for International Development, said such people are “a serious danger to us”, and should therefore die.

It is unclear exactly how many British born jihadists are currently fighting for ISIS. A total of around 850 are thought to have travelled to the region at some point, according to the BBC.

Stewart’s suggestion appeared to be that British jihadists would die in the course of fighting as ISIS continues to lose ground in the Middle East, rather than by specific action by the British military.

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