Greater than 100 Britons in Syria are believed to be “key gamers” within the new group which has launched a scientific marketing campaign to repatriate foreigners to their residence nations within the West. Referred to as the Unity Challenge, its intention is to behave as “an advocate to deliver some rights again to a number of the individuals who have both misplaced their citizenship or misplaced their passports”. It should additionally present authorized help and safe passports and nationality rights for the kids of expatriates born in Syria.
It says it’s offering help for support staff and civilians caught up within the preventing and stripped of their citizenships.
Nevertheless it was final evening branded a part of cynical ploy to “dupe the general public into believing that these people pose no menace to our society”.
The information comes because the household of British IS bride Shamima Begum is asking for her to be allowed again into the nation.
The 350-strong group is led by Bilal Abdul Kareem, a US muslim convert who tried to sue the US Authorities in 2017 to be able to be faraway from a “kill listing”, having been focused in 5 drone strikes.
The self-declared journalist’s work consists of an interview with Abu Qatada, the notorious hate preacher deported to Jordan by Theresa Might, and he’s identified to have smuggled Shukee Begum, British spouse of IS suicide bomber Jamal al-Harith, out of Syria and into Turkey. His work has been dubbed by former US counter terror official Alberto M Fernandez a part of “an effort to reinvent jihadi fighters as kinder and gentler”.
Unity Challenge was launched in January in Idlib, Syria. That is the final province beneath insurgent management and is run by Hayat Tahrir-al Sham (HTS), an Al-Qaeda affiliate.
It’s proscribed as a terrorist group by most Western governments – together with the UK. Kareem mentioned: “Most of our governments are both attempting to kill us, would love for another person to kill us, or can be fairly joyful to see us useless.”
One other member of the Unity Challenge, Tauqir Tox Sharif, left the UK for Syria in 2012. Sharif, whose British citizenship was revoked final 12 months, claims he’s an support employee who merely determined to remain in Syria.
Nonetheless, in 2016 he mentioned: “Now we have a objective to dwell in an actual Islamic State – and that is a scary thought for the West.”
Final evening Dr Paul Stott, of the Henry Jackson Society, mentioned: “The Unity Challenge is trying to dupe the general public into believing these people, a lot of whom have operated in jihadist managed territory for years, pose no menace.”