“The panel concluded Jaffar was ‘not at risk of being drawn into terror-related activities’.”
This is no surprise. The British authorities refuse to recognize jihad for what it is. So of course they can’t see the signs that a Muslim is growing more devout and ready to kill for Allah. The willful ignorance of British officials is driving their country to destruction.
“Two British Muslim teenage brothers killed fighting with extremist forces in Syria were radicalised under noses of police and social services says report,” by Thomas Burrows, MailOnline, July 27, 2017:
Police and social services failed to prevent two teenage British Muslims being radicalised before they were killed fighting with extremist forces in Syria.
There was ‘no recognition’ Abdullah Deghayes, 18, his 17-year-old brother Jaffar and their three siblings were becoming vulnerable to radicalisation in Brighton.
When their elder brother Amer Deghayes, a former finance student, also travelled to Syria to fight for the al-Qaeda linked group Jabhat Al Nusra, they failed to stop his two younger siblings.
A Serious Case Review has now highlighted how the agencies failed to spot the tell-tale signs of radicalisation.
Abdullah and Jaffar boarded a £59 one-way flight from Luton to Istanbul and then went to Syria.
Both were killed just a few months after their arrival in the war-torn region – Abdullah by a sniper while chasing retreating forces in Lakatia in April 2014, and Jaffar six months later during a close-range firefight amid the ruins of Idlib.
Amer told ITV News in 2014 that he was prepared to suffer the same fate as his brothers, saying he had promised Allah he would continue on the path of jihad ‘until I get killed’.
Missed opportunities to intervene in the Brighton siblings’ lives were highlighted in the report following the deaths in 2014 of Abdullah and Jaffar, who were referred to as W and X.
In 2013, concern was raised by a school that some young people were converting to Islam and some had been paid by a relative of the brothers to attend a gym behind a place of worship.
The report said no further information was obtained about the activities at the gym.
The second opportunity came in the same year after Jaffar was referred to a panel following an ’emotional’ comment he made about Americans when he called them ‘terrorists’.
But the panel concluded Jaffar was ‘not at risk of being drawn into terror-related activities’.
The report said: ‘Both these instances were missed opportunities to learn more about the activities of the young people and to understand the links between young people in Brighton.’
It added: ‘Moreover at that time there was little local or national knowledge or understanding of the risks to children from being exploited into radicalisation to go and fight in wars elsewhere in the world.’
The report’s authors said they were unable to point to how the brothers were radicalised and news that Jaffar and Abdullah had gone to Syria came as a ‘total surprise and shock’ to professionals….
Have a tip we should know? Your anonymity is NEVER compromised. Email email@example.com
The Truth Must be Told
Your contribution supports independent journalism
Please take a moment to consider this. Now, more than ever, people are reading Geller Report for news they won't get anywhere else. But advertising revenues have all but disappeared. Google Adsense is the online advertising monopoly and they have banned us. Social media giants like Facebook and Twitter have blocked and shadow-banned our accounts. But we won't put up a paywall. Because never has the free world needed independent journalism more.
Everyone who reads our reporting knows the Geller Report covers the news the media won't. We cannot do our ground-breaking report without your support. We must continue to report on the global jihad and the left's war on freedom. Our readers’ contributions make that possible.
Geller Report's independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we believe our work is critical in the fight for freedom and because it is your fight, too.
Please contribute here.
Make a monthly commitment to support The Geller Report – choose the option that suits you best.