Incredibly, despite Home Secretary John Reid announcing today the draft order to proscribe two UK based Islamic extremist groups (BBC report) , and another order to proscribe two aliases of the main Kurdish terrorist group, there is still no ban for any Chechen rebel groups, not even the ones behind the Beslan school massacre.
Why, despite their current armed conflict with British troops in Afghanistan, is the Taliban still not a proscribed terrorist group ?
What sort of a "signal" does the Home Office's continued refusal to ban or proscribe these groups send out ?
See the Home Office's official List of Proscribed Terrorist Groups
Note that the two UK based Islamic extremist groups, Al-Ghurabaa and the Saved Sect, are the first to be proscribed under the controversial Terrorism Act 2006 "glorification" legislation.