The mother of a young jihadist who fought in Syria last year said the UK risks a Paris-style terror attack if it fails to step up its support for de-radicalization and rehabilitation programs for returning British jihadis.
The woman, known only as Linda, flew to Turkey to bring back her 21-year-old son, James, last year after he secretly left their home in north London to fight alongside a militant group linked to Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL).
“It is quite worrying that there’s all these young men returning from these situations and I think that without the right provisions and right care, we could be risking an incident like what happened in France. We do as a society need to address these issues,” she said in an interview with BBC Inside Out London.
“There’s no point in us as a society denying the presence of all these…
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