New head of CPS under fire for refusing to use phrase ‘Islamist terrorism’

By Camilla Tominey

The new head of the CPS has been accused of adopting “deeply unhelpful” language about terrorists after spending 90 minutes with CAGE, the group that described ISIS executioner Jihadi John as “a beautiful young man”.

The Henry Jackson Society (HJS) has criticised Max Hill QC’s appointment as the Director of Public Prosecutions, claiming he has “aped” the rhetoric used by CAGE and its supporters.

Mr Hill, who replaced Alison Saunders last week, held a 90 minute meeting with CAGE last autumn – a month after the organisation’s international director, Muhammad Rabbani, was convicted of a terrorism offence and fined for refusing to give police the PIN number of his mobile phone when he was stopped and searched at Heathrow Airport.

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