UK Muslim MP: Over 2,000 Britons fighting for Islamic State
This is what you get when you extend your hand to Islam and invite Muslims into your country. They will return to wreak havoc in Britain.
Labour MP Khalid Mahmood says 2,000 jihadists have travelled to Syria and Iraq from the UK – a fourfold increase on official estimates.
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Khalid Mahmood, England’s first Muslim MP and a former member of the Commons home affairs committee Photo: AP
By Robert Mendick, Robert Verkaik and Tim Ross, Telegraph
7:00AM GMT 23 Nov 2014
As many as 2,000 Britons are fighting alongside Islamist militants in Syria and Iraq, a senior Muslim MP has claimed.
Officials had suggested that the number of British jihadists within the ranks of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) and other terrorist groups was about 500.
However, Khalid Mahmood, the Labour MP for Birmingham Perry Barr, a constituency with a significant number of Muslims, has suggested this was a fourfold underestimate of the number of British jihadists fighting in the region.
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