USA Should Include UK and Europe on Travel Ban
With Merkel regaining power in Germany and Sadiq Khan in charge in London it is time for the US to consider a travel ban on the UK and Europe.
The UK and Europe have become a hot bed of terrorist activities and that represents a danger to the USA with the current Visa Program, America needs to look hard at the regions soft of terrorism and extremism.
More than 800 Britons have travelled to Syria and Iraq to fight with Islamic State.
While 350 fighters have already made their way back home, up to 200 are believed to have been killed while fighting in the Middle East, while many of the others fear prosecution.
The source said: “We now think that fewer are likely to return from Syria and Iraq than had previously been feared, partly because they are likely to have been killed in the fighting as it escalates and partly because those that survive are likely to seek refuge in other countries.
“The threat from those who have never left the UK for Syria and Iraq is the predominant threat – they are still highly motivated and increasingly they are taking direction from individuals in the Middle East.”
The UK has the largest number of Islamist radicals in the EU, the EU counter-terrorism chief says, just as home-grown terrorists are found to pose the “predominant” threat.
According to Gilles de Kerchove, the UK has identified between 20,000 and 25,000 fanatics.
MI5 considers 3,000 of them “worrying,” and 500 are under “constant and special attention,” the chief said.
By comparison, France is thought to be home to 17,000 radicals, and Spain around 5,000.
“I wouldn’t like to put a concrete figure on it, but (in Europe) tens of thousands, more than 50,000,” de Kerchove told Spanish newspaper El Mundo.
“We must select those who are really worrying and the most dangerous, and they should be monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”