British extremists have been detained among other foreign nationals in the conflict-torn Syria and Iraq and are now being held in captivity, but their extradition remains a tough call as their governments fail to express enough willingness to take them back.
“Do I want to see our Royal Air Force flying these people back to our country? Never,” said Williamson, who oversaw the large-scale British-Omani military exercise in the desert.
He announced on Monday that Britain would open a new military base in Oman next year, praising it as evidence that Britain was “stepping out” to the world. However, it appears, in some ways that the British military has adopted a more thoughtful approach to national boundaries.
“I don’t want to see the RAF flying people who tried to do harm and hurt to British people,” he remarked, speaking of the possibility of sending British extremists that fought in Syria in Iraq back to Albion.
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“I am not going to be in a position where I am using British Armed Forces to bring back jihadists who have done harm to our country, and who think it is acceptable to throw people — because of their background because of their faith, sexuality — off buildings.”