Alex Salmond is Leading Britain's Conversation
5 December 2017, 20:19
A British man who volunteered as a sniper for the Kurdish Peshmerga in the fight against Isis has told Nigel Farage he was treated “worse than a terrorist” when he returned home.
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During a discussion on the matter Alan called Nigel to talk about his situation.
He argued that jihadis returning to the UK from Iraq and Syria were being treated “like they’ve been on a package holiday”.
Speaking about his quest abroad to fight Isis, the caller said he was treated “worse than a terrorist” when he returned to the UK by security services.
“I was a sniper volunteer for the Kurdish Peshmerga for two years fighting Isis,” he said.
“We are treating these people as if they’ve been on a package holiday.
“Not that they’ve been away committing murder, mass rape, mass child molestation and we are allowing them to walk our streets.
“Do you know something Nigel? Returning Isis to this country are getting less harassment than I get from UK security services and I’m not joking.”
Watch the fascinating call above.