The UK must do more to address the social and economic challenges facing British Muslims
Speaking at a press conference on Sunday where he announced the death of the Islamic State group (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the US President Donald Trump threatened to “drop” captured IS fighters on the UK border if the government does not start repatriating them from Syrian camps.
“They came from France, they came from Germany, they came from the UK. They came from a lot of countries,” he added. “And I actually said to them, if you don’t take them, I’m going to drop them right on your border and you can have fun capturing them again.”
Earlier this month, US forces removed Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, part of a group of IS members known as the “Beatles”, from a camp in northern Syria. The aim was to prevent them from escaping captivity, but also to potentially take them to Guantanamo Bay.