Court cases lodged by ISIS, or families of terrorists, risk spiralling into international legal warfare, unless the UK immediately withdraws from the European Court of Human Rights.
In the past week, British taxpayers are being stung for potentially millions of pounds, in lawsuits filed one of soldier Lee Rigby’s murderers, as well as the parents of British-born ISIS terrorist named “Jack”. Jack, who converted to Islam and travelled to the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa in Syria, is thought to have been captured by Kurdish militia during 2017.
Richard Bingley, UKIP Spokesperson for Terrorism and Cyber Security said:
“It is documented in ISIS terror training guides that a major way to sap the morale of their enemy (i.e. us) is to exploit and choke-up our legal system.
“From their point of view, these tactics cost us lots of money and police time. But also, more vitally, they are designed to drag on for years, and deteriorate our confidence and resolve.
The longer uncertainty lasts, the more human beings tend to over-analyse and destroy something. It’s classic psychological warfare. They know it. Our military and intelligence agencies know it.
“Our government should reject any attempt to accommodate ISIS terrorists, or their supporting infrastructure, within our British legal system.
“This is something our MPs can fix. But the problem worsens when these individuals lose cases and can successfully apply to the ECHR, which has a keen track-record of backing compensation claims by terrorists and their families. We need to withdraw from ECHR, for our own physical and financial security.”