Press "Enter" to skip to content

European govts reluctant to take back ISIS fighters – “They’re dangerous!”

European govts reluctant to take back ISIS fighters – “They’re dangerous!”

5c6a0967dda4c8ea308b4612.jpg

Trump’s call to European countries to “take back” and prosecute jihadists captured in Syria has met quite a mixed reaction, with Germany expressing legal concerns over the move and Denmark rejecting it altogether. The bold demand was tweeted by the US president on Sunday. The options for Europe are simple – to take Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) fighters “back,” or the US and its subordinate militants in Syria “will be forced to release them.” The call was heard, yet some countries flatly rejected it. “We are talking about the most dangerous people in the world. We should not take them back,” a spokesperson for Denmark’s prime minister, Lars Lokke Rasmussen, said. The official described Trump’s call as premature, claiming that the situation in Syria was far from stable. Germany was more subtle in its dismissal of Trump’s demand, explaining that in theory German nationals who fought in IS ranks have the right to come back. Certain legal obstacles, however, prevent their immediate…
Source: European govts reluctant to take back ISIS fighters – “They’re dangerous!”

Disqus Comments

Specify a Disqus shortname at Social Comments options page in admin panel

Facebook Comments

Mission News Theme by Compete Themes.