According to a disturbing new story in the UK’s Daily Mail, the UK government is considering a proposal to allow returning British citizens who went to fight for the Islamic State to not only come back into the country…but actually stay in taxpayer-funded public housing! You would think that after the terrorist attacks that have plagued the UK over the past couple of years, government officials would have learned a lesson. But apparently not. One shudders to think about what kind of blast – what kind of bloody massacre – will be needed to shake British leaders out of their liberal complacency. Islamist leaders don’t have much to crow about on the battlefield these days, but they must be having a great laugh at the naivete of their Western enemies.
From the Mail:
Terror suspects including jihadis returning from fighting in Syria are to be offered taxpayer-funded homes, counselling and help finding jobs to stop them carrying out attacks in Britain.
The top-secret Government strategy, codenamed Operation Constrain, could even allow fanatics to jump to the top of council house waiting lists.
Official documents seen by The Mail on Sunday reveal that up to 20,000 extremists previously investigated by MI5 will be targeted with what critics last night described as ‘bribes’ aimed at turning them away from extremism.
The highly contentious nationwide programme is due to start next year, with police and cash-strapped councils hoping the Home Office will pay for it out of its £900 million counter-terrorism budget.
Last night, terrorism expert Professor Anthony Glees, of Buckingham University, said: ‘You can’t bribe people not to be terrorists.’
And Tory MP Andrew Bridgen added: ‘This sounds like a reward for being on a list of potential terrorists. You can’t buy people’s loyalty to this country.’
Just when you think you’ve heard it all…
Whatever problems you may have with the Trump administration, thank your lucky stars that we have a president who isn’t this goddamn stupid. Thank heavens that we have a president who recognizes the threat that is radical Islam and is committed to protecting innocent American life. Because if the election had gone the other way, there’s really no telling how far Hillary Clinton would have bent over backwards to become the Angela Merkel of America. She would have raised refugee caps, brought over to our shores every Syrian she could find, and turned our borders into so much Swiss cheese.
We mourn for our European allies, who have yet to comprehend the threat. But we’re damn sure glad to have a president who will not lead us down the same doomed path.