40 Islamic militants freed from jail
FORTY convicted Islamic terrorists are back on the streets after being released from jail, a Sun investigation has revealed.
And another 50 plotters, including al-Qaeda trained Sohail Qureshi, will be free soon.
Security experts said Britain's justice system was lax compared to the US, where jailed terrorists often never get out.
East London dental assistant Qureshi - seized while trying to travel to Afghanistan to attack British troops - is one of 25 Islamic fanatics due to be freed within 12 months.
A further 25 will be out within three years. And 40 more are already free men, The Sun can reveal.
At least five of those are still classified as "high risk" and have to be closely monitored by cops and intelligence agents.
Qureshi, 31, who dreamed of being a martyr, was held in October 2006 with night-vision goggles, £9,000 in cash and military kit.
He was given a 4½-year prison term. But under Britain's justice system, in which jail sentences are frequently lenient and routinely cut, he will be out in a few weeks.
The disturbing figures emerged from a special Sun investigation into 120 people convicted of Islamic terrorist offences since 1999.
Our probe followed the conviction on Monday of three al-Qaeda terrorists who plotted to blow up seven airliners with bottle bombs.
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