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The former IS fighters: Back to Europe?

The European countries to take back the IS-fighters, calls US President, Trump and sparked a discussion. The Federal government expresses skepticism, Green and left party politicians agree with him.

The call of the US President, Donald Trump, European States should take back their citizens for the terrorist militia "Islamic state" (IS) fighting, has sparked a debate: foreign policy of the Greens and the left party expressed understanding for the requirement. The Green spokesman for foreign Affairs Omid Nouripour, said in the Germany radio, you had to take back the former fighters and here's to justice.

"We are a state of law, and as we should act," said the Chairman of the left party parliamentary group in the Bundestag, Dietmar Bartsch, in the report from Berlin: "If there are German citizens, then you need to come to Germany and should be put before a court." Ironically, those who wanted to deport people quickly, even in unsafe countries of Origin -will be at once a very different Position, he criticized.

The Bavarian interior Minister Joachim Herrmann said in the news skeptical. It is time to ask whether the former fighters might be put before the court, he said. It does not make sense to let people back into the country which, although difficult to suspect to have perpetrated violence, which it could not be proved.

Federal government expresses cautious

Also, the Federal government had expressed a view previously reserved. "Basically, all the German state fought the citizens and also those who are suspected for the so-called IS to the right on a return," said a spokeswoman for the interior Ministry. A prerequisite for the return of a consular access to the Affected. Germany, respect also the law enforcement interests of some States. For example, the Iraq have made self-interest, to make some of the German IS-fighters in court.

The security policy spokeswoman for the FDP, Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann, refused in an interview with Radio ffn redemption: "There is no reason to get the IS-fighters to Germany." You don't know, "what should we do with them here except that they put you in jail."

Trump had called on fighters of the European allies for the capture and conviction of hundreds of prisoners. Otherwise, the USA would be forced to put this on. "The US request, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and other European allies, about 800 ISIS fighters that we have taken prisoner in Syria, to take back, and to bring them to justice," he wrote.

expert criticizes European countries

About 270 German women and their children are still in the Region of Syria and Iraq, said a spokeswoman for the Federal Ministry of the interior. Since 2013, about 1050 persons from Germany in the direction of the war to be traveling area. Around a third of these people had already returned to Germany.

The Syrian Democratic forces (SDF) do not criticise for a Long time that European States were yet to take back their state citizens. "We will fight, together with an international Alliance against terrorism, and the IS", he said, the SDF is responsible for International Affairs Abdel Karim Omar. Therefore, the Problem of prisoners of foreign IS fighters and their families had to be together with the international community in a coordinated manner. "It is a burden we cannot bear alone."

The Director of the International centre for radicalisation studies (ICSR), Peter Neumann, criticized the European States, which would have postponed the Problem again and again. "You have to bring back these people gradually and also, for example, as a leniency," called for the Islamism-expert.

Trump calls of Europeans to the withdrawal of hundreds in Syria prisoner IS fighters
daily news at 17:15 , 17.02.2019, Kirsten Girschick, ARD Berlin

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