Re­turn­ing ji­hadists

The Daily Telegraph - - Letters to the editor -

sir – Gavin Wil­liamson, the De­fence Sec­re­tary, is cor­rect about the threat of fight­ers from Is­lamic State of Iraq and the Le­vant (Isil) seek­ing to re­turn to this coun­try, and right to de­clare that such peo­ple should be killed (re­port, De­cem­ber 7).

Those who joined Isil made a con­scious de­ci­sion to take up arms against Bri­tain. In­deed, we are told that many of them were ex­cep­tional stu­dents be­fore they went to Syria, so their de­ci­sions were well-in­formed.

We live in dif­fi­cult times and money is lim­ited. How­ever, the safety of the pub­lic is the first duty of gov­ern­ment. The threat we face, and the per­verted ide­ol­ogy that fu­els it, are clear. Michael Pear­son

Lon­don SW6

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