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Editorial: Homegrown 'jihadists' could pose risk to State

Published 21/08/2014 | 02:30

Bernard Hogan-Howe, head of Scotland Yard, suggested that the return of suspected British jihadists could pose a major national security threat. Photo credit: Chris Jackson/Getty Images
Bernard Hogan-Howe, head of Scotland Yard, suggested that the return of suspected British jihadists could pose a major national security threat. Photo credit: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

THE beheading of American war correspondent James Foley by the Islamic State (IS) has sent shockwaves throughout the world.

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The deplorable video footage of Mr Foley's murder is all the more shocking because his killer spoke with a British accent.

The issue of presumed jihadists leaving from and returning to the West has become a major security issue for governments.

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