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Tell us of recruits to Islamist group ISIS, East Lancs families told

Lancashire Telegraph: British ISIS recruits British ISIS recruits

EAST Lancashire families have been urged to tell security authorities of relatives fighting in Iraq and Syria as Islamist group ISIS continues to make ground in the two countries.

This week it was reported that as many as 500 Britons were now involved, and a Jihadist recruitment video featured several Britons, including two from Cardiff and one from Aberdeen.

Blackburn MP Jack Straw and his Burnley counterpart Gordon Birtwistle said parents, brothers and sisters should inform the police and security services about relatives fighting in the conflict, thinking of doing so or returning from the war zone.

They were backed by Lancashire Council of Mosques chairman Abdul Hamid Qureshi who appealed to young Muslims: “Just don’t go.”

A Lancashire police spokesman backed counter-terrorism detective Sue South- ern in urging relatives of Britons planning to take up arms to report them to the authorities.

Mr Qureshi said: “We urged young people seeking to help in Syria not to get involved in fighting. It is just not safe.

“We are not aware of anyone going to do so but our advice is just don’t go.

“If anyone knows of anyone thinking of going they should tell the authorities.”

Mr Straw said: “Getting involved in the fighting is dangerous and could be an offence.

“Families must tell the police and authorities of anyone who is thinking of going, has gone or is returning from the area after doing so.”

Mr Birtwistle said: “It is a family responsibility to tell authorities about people going there.

“We have a very settled and productive Muslim community here is East Lancashire and we do not want that destabilised or terrorism coming here from Syria or Iraq.”

The Lancashire police spokesman said: “We would advise people against travelling to Syria and Iraq. It is simply not safe. Anyone involved in fighting in Syria and Iraq could be prosecuted on return to the UK. We want to prevent anyone from becoming involved in fighting or terrorist related activity and would urge communities to work with us to support this effort and to ensure that their family members are protected.

“We would urge anyone who is worried about relatives or friends travelling to Syria who may be drawn into the conflict to get in touch with us.”

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9:24am Fri 27 Jun 14

Primus622 says...

Anyone flying in from that area should be screened for contact with explosives and positive results should lead to a one way return flight to syria...
Anyone flying in from that area should be screened for contact with explosives and positive results should lead to a one way return flight to syria... Primus622
  • Score: 25

9:30am Fri 27 Jun 14

Commenting says...

The Wohabi Saudi regime is financing the Sunni fanatics and the Mosques in Blackburn are predominately Wohabi financed.
Any chance that young Muslims get their radical views here?
The Wohabi Saudi regime is financing the Sunni fanatics and the Mosques in Blackburn are predominately Wohabi financed. Any chance that young Muslims get their radical views here? Commenting
  • Score: 28

9:39am Fri 27 Jun 14

Bluelizzy says...

It's their choice, if they want to go, let them go. Just don't let them back.
It's their choice, if they want to go, let them go. Just don't let them back. Bluelizzy
  • Score: 54

11:18am Fri 27 Jun 14

rudis_dad says...

I blame Asians!! Oh wait...
I blame Asians!! Oh wait... rudis_dad
  • Score: 13

11:21am Fri 27 Jun 14

GracesDad says...

Deport them!
Deport them! GracesDad
  • Score: 22

12:32pm Fri 27 Jun 14

ASIAN-MEMBER-BBURN says...

Commenting wrote:
The Wohabi Saudi regime is financing the Sunni fanatics and the Mosques in Blackburn are predominately Wohabi financed. Any chance that young Muslims get their radical views here?
It's nothing to with 'wohabism'. If the Shia government had allowed other Iraqis and the Syrian government too, regardless of beig a Sunninor not, this would not have happened. All the problems are caused buthe Shia majority and this can be clearly seen in the news. The Sunni people are fighting for their independence. Other countries do no have the right to intervene. They only intervening as their is oil there. We dont see them helping the poor in Africa and elsewhere, as there is no financial reward they will not go there.

And for the comments of Bluelizzy and Gracesdad, i totally agree. If they do not want to abide by the rules of out country they should be allowed to leave and not to return.
[quote][p][bold]Commenting[/bold] wrote: The Wohabi Saudi regime is financing the Sunni fanatics and the Mosques in Blackburn are predominately Wohabi financed. Any chance that young Muslims get their radical views here?[/p][/quote]It's nothing to with 'wohabism'. If the Shia government had allowed other Iraqis and the Syrian government too, regardless of beig a Sunninor not, this would not have happened. All the problems are caused buthe Shia majority and this can be clearly seen in the news. The Sunni people are fighting for their independence. Other countries do no have the right to intervene. They only intervening as their is oil there. We dont see them helping the poor in Africa and elsewhere, as there is no financial reward they will not go there. And for the comments of Bluelizzy and Gracesdad, i totally agree. If they do not want to abide by the rules of out country they should be allowed to leave and not to return. ASIAN-MEMBER-BBURN
  • Score: -5

1:52pm Fri 27 Jun 14

drunken donut says...

The prime minister of Turkey said this week "there is no such thing as moderate Islam, only Islam" this is a vile and evil religion that preaches hatred and lack of tolerance and gives women no rights. If some psychopaths want to go and murder fellow Muslims it says it all.
The prime minister of Turkey said this week "there is no such thing as moderate Islam, only Islam" this is a vile and evil religion that preaches hatred and lack of tolerance and gives women no rights. If some psychopaths want to go and murder fellow Muslims it says it all. drunken donut
  • Score: 18

2:10pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Reality50 says...

The mosques and islamic schools are an even bigger problem than the internet with regard to radicalisation. Sadly local councils and planners turn a blind eye to this when accepting new Islamic based applications. In my view they are very much to blame as to why many young Muslim men are being radicalised. Who monitors what goes on behind the mosque doors? There is no independent source. Who checks the books in these islamic schools to check there is no extremist material? Again no independent body.
The mosques and islamic schools are an even bigger problem than the internet with regard to radicalisation. Sadly local councils and planners turn a blind eye to this when accepting new Islamic based applications. In my view they are very much to blame as to why many young Muslim men are being radicalised. Who monitors what goes on behind the mosque doors? There is no independent source. Who checks the books in these islamic schools to check there is no extremist material? Again no independent body. Reality50
  • Score: 17

4:16pm Fri 27 Jun 14

grumpyoldlady says...

Asian Member really does need to do a little research before he makes himself look foolish. He states that he does not see help being given to the poor in Africa and elsewhere! Have I got news for you - last figures I could find show the UK giving annual amounts of aid as follows:-

India £284 million - Ethiopia £324 million - Bangladesh £219 million - Pakistan £212 million and not a drop of oil in sight.

I totally agree that we should not interfere, if Sunnis and Shias need to sort out a dispute dating back to a split in the Islamic faith a thousand years ago, we should let them get on with it.
Asian Member really does need to do a little research before he makes himself look foolish. He states that he does not see help being given to the poor in Africa and elsewhere! Have I got news for you - last figures I could find show the UK giving annual amounts of aid as follows:- India £284 million - Ethiopia £324 million - Bangladesh £219 million - Pakistan £212 million and not a drop of oil in sight. I totally agree that we should not interfere, if Sunnis and Shias need to sort out a dispute dating back to a split in the Islamic faith a thousand years ago, we should let them get on with it. grumpyoldlady
  • Score: 6

5:24pm Fri 27 Jun 14

sen c b l says...

The politicians certainly do not want the Muslims sects to unite into one major force. Expect world domination if ever this was to happen. So yes intervene and arm them with heavy weaponry so they may continue to remain as bloody enemies. Unless that is Mehndi decides to walk this planet!
The politicians certainly do not want the Muslims sects to unite into one major force. Expect world domination if ever this was to happen. So yes intervene and arm them with heavy weaponry so they may continue to remain as bloody enemies. Unless that is Mehndi decides to walk this planet! sen c b l
  • Score: 7

6:11pm Fri 27 Jun 14

TONY WALES says...

Enoch Powell was right many years ago

Trying to integrate two different cultures and radical people from overseas will cause the U/K many many problems in future years.

Immigrants should have been stopped coming into this country years ago,
They cause this country many problems and thanks to previous governments such as Blair and the other parties this country is going to pay a very high price.
The country ceased being British years ago, given away by the immigration rules.
Enoch Powell was right many years ago Trying to integrate two different cultures and radical people from overseas will cause the U/K many many problems in future years. Immigrants should have been stopped coming into this country years ago, They cause this country many problems and thanks to previous governments such as Blair and the other parties this country is going to pay a very high price. The country ceased being British years ago, given away by the immigration rules. TONY WALES
  • Score: 16

6:52pm Fri 27 Jun 14

TONY WALES says...

Reality50 wrote:
The mosques and islamic schools are an even bigger problem than the internet with regard to radicalisation. Sadly local councils and planners turn a blind eye to this when accepting new Islamic based applications. In my view they are very much to blame as to why many young Muslim men are being radicalised. Who monitors what goes on behind the mosque doors? There is no independent source. Who checks the books in these islamic schools to check there is no extremist material? Again no independent body.
I would insist that ALL teaching in this country ......is in English

Then all teaching material can be read by the vast majority of people in the country as it is the official language .

Anybody who lives in the country and cannot speak and write English should not be admitted to the country .
Let's face it without the skills they cannot get a worth while job and are not required in the country.
How much is wasted in the U/K by having to print forms and translate for people who cannot speak English.

The governments of other European countries such as Spain and France don't spend money on translators and printing forms in English.
[quote][p][bold]Reality50[/bold] wrote: The mosques and islamic schools are an even bigger problem than the internet with regard to radicalisation. Sadly local councils and planners turn a blind eye to this when accepting new Islamic based applications. In my view they are very much to blame as to why many young Muslim men are being radicalised. Who monitors what goes on behind the mosque doors? There is no independent source. Who checks the books in these islamic schools to check there is no extremist material? Again no independent body.[/p][/quote]I would insist that ALL teaching in this country ......is in English Then all teaching material can be read by the vast majority of people in the country as it is the official language . Anybody who lives in the country and cannot speak and write English should not be admitted to the country . Let's face it without the skills they cannot get a worth while job and are not required in the country. How much is wasted in the U/K by having to print forms and translate for people who cannot speak English. The governments of other European countries such as Spain and France don't spend money on translators and printing forms in English. TONY WALES
  • Score: 12

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