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    To be charged.with terrorist offences Hundreds of ISIS members let back in without so much as a by your leave and they charge a bloke for fighting against ISIS , are they taking the p1ss ?

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      To be charged.with terrorist offences Hundreds of ISIS members let back in without so much as a by your leave and they charge a bloke for fighting against ISIS , are they taking the p1ss ?
      For such a major thread shirley you could have posted fought
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      Sums this country up.
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      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42982245

      A British man who fought against so-called Islamic State is to be charged with a terror offence.

      Ex-soldier Jim Matthews, 43, of London, travelled to Syria and fought with the Kurdish forces, the YPG.

      Mr Matthews will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on 14 February to be charged with one count of attending a place used for terrorist training.

      He appeared in a Channel 4 documentary - The Brits battling Isis - about his fight against the jihadist group.

      In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said Mr Matthews was alleged to have attended "a place or places in Iraq and Syria where instruction or training was provided for purposes connected to the commission or preparation of terrorism on or before 15 February 2016".

      The offence comes under section 8 of the Terrorism Act 2006.

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      By BBC News correspondent Emma Vardy

      This is believed to be the first charge of its kind in the UK.

      It is estimated that since 2015 dozens of Britons have fought as volunteers with the Kurds in Syria.

      The YPG have been important allies of the West in helping to defeat so-called Islamic State.

      But terrorism laws in the UK prohibit engaging in violence for a political or ideological cause.

      It has so far been unclear how the actions of Britons fighting against Islamic State would be treated by the British courts.

      The government has long repeated warnings that fighting with any group could lead to legal consequences.
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      Seems a nonsense that fighting alongside our Allies can get you dragged up in court.
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      No, it doesn't sum this country up at all.
      This country is filled with people who know what the right thing is, some even go to the extremes of fighting for it, and in some cases dying


      The laws however need looking at.
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      Would have thought it's highly unlikely a jury would convict him of anything given what has happened here in recent years
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      Good. Because when this goes to court the negative publicity and downright stupidity of the CPS and Govt will be there for all to see. We really do have some idiots in charge of this country. What is actually to be served by bringing this man to court? It doesn't smack of fairness just PC gone mad. Maybe its a pathetic effort to keep Turkey onside?...
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      Madness, he was doing the world a favour
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