The British jihadists who will travel abroad in order to fight in countries like Syria or Iraq would be banned from getting back to the country. The decision is included in David Cameron’s new laws aimed towards fighting terrorism.
In an Australian parliament address, Cameron declared that the police in ports will now be given powers to seize the passports in order to stop the nationals from returning to the country and prevent the suspects from travelling. Cameron was in Canberra before the G20 meeting that will take place in Brisbane.
The British prime minister declared that the new measures aimed towards fighting terrorism mean that the British nationals getting back from such countries are only allowed to get back “on our terms”. He declared:
“We must ban extremist preachers from our countries. We must root out extremism from our schools, universities and prisons and as we do so we must work with the overwhelming majority of muslims who abhor the twisted narrative that has seduced some of our people.”
The brand new bill was first flagged during last month in House of Commons. It will be introduced this month and can be rushed as a law till January, according to BBC.
We will have new Temporary Exclusion Orders, which means that the British citizens that are suspected of fighting for the Islamic State will be stopped, the passports will be cancelled and the names will be added to a no fly list. Citizenship will not be revoked.
The new law will cover people that are under the age of 18, marking a first for the country. Passports can be seized for a maximum of 30 days, with magistrate reviews after 14 days.
Cameron added that new rules will prevent the airlines that do not comply with the country’s no-fly lists and new security screening measures. The airlines would not be allowed to land in UK airports.