Britons who have fought for Islamic State should never be allowed to come back to this country, the Defence Secretary has said.
Gavin Williamson said those who were intent on bringing “destruction, death and bloodshed” onto the streets of Britain were being “hunted down” and that threat “eliminated”.
He told the Daily Mail: “A dead terrorist can’t cause any harm to Britain.”
In October, the terror laws watchdog said authorities should look to “reintegrate” the “young” and “naive” jihadis who travel to warzones, rather than prosecute them, on their return to the country.
Max Hill QC, the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, spoke of “losing a generation” of men and women by automatically using the courts to punish them.
But Mr Williamson said the armed forces were working “right across the globe” to ensure jihadis are never able to come back to the country in the first place.
He said: “I do not believe that any …