CALL TO BAN TERRORIST GROUPS
Last updated: 2003-07-02
Whilst the so-called military wings of these organisations are proscribed under the UKs anti-terrorism legislation, their political wings are still able to act unrestricted.
In his letter to the Home Secretary, Board Director General Neville Nagler commented: The organisations themselves make no significant distinction between their political and military wings, and even the EU has recently recognised that the military and political wings of these organisations are increasingly intertwined. The Foreign Secretary has recently called on other European countries to ban Hamas, following President Bushs recent condemnations of the organisation.
In these circumstances it would seem completely anomalous for the UK to continue to allow these two terrorist organisations to operate freely within the UK.