Russia launches HUGE, multifaceted crackdown on homegrown ISIS jihadis

by 1389 on December 19, 2015

in 1389 (blog admin), homegrown Muslim terrorists, Islamic State (of Iraq and ash-Sham/Levant/ISIS/ISIL/Daesh), Russia

Express (UK) has the story:

VLADIMIR Putin showed David Cameron how Russia deals with homegrown terrorists as he launched a huge crack down on Islamic State (ISIS) recruiters.

By NICK GUTTERIDGE
PUBLISHED: 09:25, Sat, Dec 19, 2015

The iron-fisted president has called in his feared secret service to round up thousands of jihadis just hours after it emerged that British police are wilfully letting our extremists flee to safe havens abroad.

Moscow has identified more than 2,900 of its citizens suspected of joining ISIS and other radical Islamist groups, and is actively hunting them down both at home and abroad.

In Syria Mr Putin’s warplanes and feared Spetsnaz special forces troops are tracking and killing Russian-born jihadis to prevent them from returning home and carrying out terrorist atrocities.

So far they have taken out 198 radicalised jihadis in a matter of months, whilst a further 214 have fled back to Russia where they have been “put under close control” of the security services.

Of the survivors, 80 are already behind bars after being convicted of terrorist offences, whilst a further 41 have been arrested and are awaiting trial.

Meanwhile, the authorities in Moscow are prosecuting more than a thousand ISIS sympathisers, recruiters and financiers in a huge bid to wipe their evil scourge from the country’s history books.

A further 100 have had their passports revoked, meaning they cannot travel to Syria and Iraq to fight for the warped terrorists.

On top of those investigators have launched probes into 1,600 private individuals and businesses who they believe may have been involved in the production and dissemination of ISIS propaganda.

Agents have launched a huge crackdown to destroy the terrorists’ financing operation in Russia and have completed 5,000 checks on the accounts of suspicious people and companies, leading to 270 prosecutions.

The head of Russia’s secret service, the FSB, hinted that even tougher laws could be brought into force in the future to eradicate the threat of ISIS completely.

Briefing journalists at a joint session of the Russian National Anti-Terror HQ and the Federal Operative HQ of the FSB, Aleksander Bortnikov said: “I deem it necessary that together with lawmakers we once again analyze the existing legislative base in order to make corrections to tighten criminal responsibility for participation in terrorist activities.”

In contrast it emerged yesterday that overwhelmed British security services are allowing our homegrown jihadis to leave freely, deciding it is safer to get them out of the country than keep tabs on them.

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