A member of ISIS from the UK? Well, that’s where tolerance gets the Brits. See below…
The British fanatic who beheaded an American journalist will be identified and the SAS will be sent to Syria to ‘bring him to justice’, a former MI6 chief said today.
Richard Barrett, who was head of counter-terrorism for the security services at the time of 9/11, said he is convinced the murderer – now considered the world’s most wanted man – will be arrested and taken back to Britain for trial ‘sooner or later’.
The suspect was last night named as ‘John’ one of a gang of British jihadis known as ‘The Beatles’ who are guarding western hostages for ISIS.
Mr Barratt told the Today Programme: ‘They will be able to identify him, although there are four or five hundred people who have gone from all over the United Kingdom many of them have made their presence there known, and I think the community will be able recognise this person and I am sure many in the community will be keen to do so.
‘I mean the intelligence community certainly but also the community from which this man comes, he will have had many acquaintances and friends in the United Kingdom and those people will wish to see him brought to justice.’
He agreed that once he is identified the course of action would likely be to send special forces to grab him.
He added: ‘This is probably a relatively young man and he has a relatively long life ahead of him, perhaps, if he doesn’t get killed quickly in Iraq or Syria and therefore sooner or later he is going to be vulnerable to arrest or some sort interdiction and brought before the “I don’t think anyone is prepared to forget this sort of crime and therefore the long arm of justice will eventually catch him.’
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