Six of Britain's most dangerous convicted terrorists could be back on the street in MONTHS as cases face Parole Board

SOME of Britain's most dangerous convicted terrorists could be back on the streets in months, a Sun Online investigation reveals today. 

Our probe found SIX high-risk fanatics are being lined up for release having been referred to the Parole Board. 


Their cases are expected to be heard by the New Year.

They include a man who plotted to behead a British soldier, a terrorist described as a key link between British extremists and Al-Qaeda and a fanatic jailed for life for plotting bomb attacks.

A top terror expert said releasing the men early at a time of heightened terror alerts would be "unthinkable".

Chris Phillips, former Head of the National Counter Terrorism Security Office, warned: “Letting them out will do nothing to make the country safer. 

'MASSIVE GAMBLE'

"Prison has proved to be ineffective at deradicalising terrorists.

"Make no mistake, releasing these men is playing a massive gamble with all our lives."

The six bidding for freedom include Parviz Khan who plotted to behead a British soldier and was jailed for life in 2008. 

Khan, 50, from Birmingham, later admitted planning to supply equipment for terrorists on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

Make no mistake, releasing these men is playing a massive gamble with all our lives

He was told in 2008 he must serve a minimum of 14 years. 

Also bidding for freedom is Salahuddin Amin, believed by police to be a key link between British extremists and the al-Qaeda network.

Caging him for life in 2007, a trial judge told him: "The focus of your life was your support for terrorism."

Jawad Akbar, 37, from Crawley, West Sussex, recently had his case referred to the Parole Board by using legal aid, in a freedom bid that could cost the UK taxpayer £50,000.

TERRORISTS' FREEDOM BIDS

Akbar was jailed for life in 2007 for his part in a terror plot to bomb shopping malls, nightclubs and Britain's gas network. 

Another fanatic approaching freedom is Zakariya Ashiq, 26, who was jailed for six years in 2015 trying to cross into Syria from Jordan to join ISIS. 

Mohammed Khiliji, who was jailed for five years in 2019 for terror offences is also fighting to be freed.

The 22-year-old from Brent, north London posted a video on YouTube in which he had digitally altered footage of a wargame video to make it appear that the featured soldiers were ISIS fighters.

There is no doubt that recent events in Afghanistan will have hardened and emboldened some of those extremists

Khilji had superimposed black ISIS flags on the ‘Battlefield’ video and overlaid it with a terrorist battle song and a quote from the terror group's propaganda magazine.

Aras Hamid, 30, from Coventry, West Mids, also hopes to be freed after being jailed for seven years in 2016 for trying to join IS fighters in Iraq.

He has also had his case referred to the parole board.

A Parole Board spokesman confirmed yesterday that applications for parole had been received in relation to all six men, but dates had not yet been set for their hearings. 

EXTREMIST 'BOOST'

It comes days after Sun Online revealed two of the country’s most dangerous jailed terrorists are close to freedom. 

Rangzieb Ahmed, once described as an "Al-Qaeda mastermind", and Nazam Hussain, who plotted attacks alongside London Bridge terrorist Usman Khan, will bid for parole next month.

In June, officials released a third fanatic, Fahim Adam, who was caged after being found with files on his phone detailing how to carry out a lone wolf terror attack.

The terrorists' impending release comes as Britain's terror risk moves to a heightened state of alert following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. 

Just days ago, MI5's chief warned the Taliban's recapture of Afghanistan has given Islamist extremists "a psychological boost".

Ken McCallum told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "There is no doubt that recent events in Afghanistan will have hardened and emboldened some of those extremists."




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