(CNN) — British Prime Minister David Cameron called Monday for a new law to give police the temporary power to seize a passport in case a British citizen is suspected of trying to travel to support ISIS.
"Passports are not an automatic right," Cameron told lawmakers meeting in the House of Commons on Monday. He said "specific and targeted" legislation should be introduced giving police the power to seize passports with "appropriate safeguards."
The legislation to allow this would begin to be prepared immediately, Cameron said.
The Prime Minister also announced he would introduce legislation giving British authorities new powers that would strengthen their ability to track suspected supporters of ISIS, by providing “enhanced use of exclusion zones” or “relocation powers.”
The UK government raised its terror threat level Friday from “substantial” to “severe” — the fourth of five levels in response to events in Iraq and Syria, where ISIS militants have seized a large swath of territory.
"That means that a terrorist attack is highly likely, but there is no intelligence to suggest that an attack is imminent," Home Secretary Theresa May said.
The “root cause” of Britain’s terror threat is “Islamist extremism,” Cameron said Friday. The execution of American journalist James Foley is clear evidence that ISIS’ fight in Iraq and Syria “is not some foreign conflict thousands of miles from home that we can hope to ignore,” the UK leader said.
Reading further, I found this nugget:
As well as stopping would-be jihadists, Cameron said Britain also needed measures to prevent the return of foreign fighters.
UK authorities estimate that 500 Britons have gone to Syria and Iraq to fight with Islamist groups.
"It’s abhorrent that people who declare their allegiance elsewhere are able to return to the United Kingdom and pose a threat to our national security," Cameron told lawmakers.
…and this just begs the question, why is the British government doing nothing about their citizens who declare their allegiance to Israel and take up arms to fight in the IDF?
Too often, Islam is portrayed as something like a religious country club - exclusive, like it’s a religion only for the “perfect” people. It’s not. Islam is for broken people. To mend hearts and heal souls.
Q:well to add onto the anon, what does the arab world have comparable in erotic literature to places like Europe or America? it seems very reserved and prudish to me.
You feel “Fifty shades of Grey” or other nonsense best selling romance eroticas are the bulwork of Western civilization, that you actually take pride in…?
I feel one line from Nizar Qabbani is 10000 times more romantic and meaningful and soulful than the entire collection of the entire Romance section in Barnes and Noble.
I feel this extreme exposure of nudity and sexuality that’s even seen in Porn Culture really is something that is in no way something to take pride in.
I’m looking forward to the day, the Arab world could in fact purge this venomous influence to begin with.
When you surrender your principles in exchange for affection, expect to lose both.