Hey, how about NOW if you are talking about Donald Trump
and Justin Trudeau you wouldn't be talking
about 'Good neighbours' would you?
When the subject of returning ISIS fighters came up he had a swift solution: don't let them come back! Unless they are dead.
Not so for Justin he welcomed them back as if they were heroes coming home instead of bunch of terrorist murderers. Ohh Canada
What to do with returning ISIS fighters from your country who spent time in Syrian or Iraq? This question caused a storm in the Canadian parliament this week when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau clashed with opposition Conservative leader Andrew Scheer in the house.
When John met, Tania he was living in Damascus studying Arabic. He flew to London in 2003, and they married in a secret Islamic ceremony before leaving to live with his parents in Plano, Texas.
The pair bonded over their extremist ideology and had four children together.
But Tania became increasingly disillusioned with moving between Syria, England, America and Egypt. When John wanted to move to Syria she protested. They entered Syria for the last time in 2013 where John became involved with ISIS. Tania left with the children a few weeks later and moved to Plano, Texas, to live with John’s parents.
She now attends a Unitarian church in Dallas. She divorced John and is engaged to a man who works in IT. Tania lost custody of her children, who are now living with John’s parents. She now seemingly lives a normal live as a suburban American woman.
Tania spoke to the BBC, explaining her journey and how she now wants to work against the ideology she once espoused.
Arman, 27, and Omar Ali, 26, traveled to Egypt and then to Syria and became fighters for the Islamic State, according to federal court records.
Parents Mohommad Hasnain Ali, 57, and Sumaiya Ali, 49, reached a agreement with the prosecutor for a fine of $5,000 and being put on probation for making a false statement regarding international terrorism in June.
Note: They're getting of easy, a $5000.-- fine !
The agreement must be approved by a judge during an upcoming sentencing hearing.
When FBI agents interviewed Mohommad Hasnain Ali in May 2015, “he advised that his sons were peaceful, liked to study, and never indicated they would be affiliated with any terrorist group,” FBI records say.
But Mohommad was communicating with his sons in Syria via email. One message he received from Arnan in March 2015 read, “Things are heating up here, and I can’t guarantee me or Omar will be there in 2 months … I’ve been to the hospital every day with brothers from my group. Close friends have died, too many injured. Me and Omar are perfectly fine right now, but soon we may not be.”
Arman and Omar Ali have been charged separately with providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Since they are believed to be in Syria, they have not stood trial.
In July 2015, the FBI said it was investigating terrorist cases in all 50 states. As of September that year, an estimated 250 Americans had traveled to Syria and Iraq to join terrorists groups.
In December 2015, the George Washington Program on Extremism released an in-depth report ISIS In America: From Retweets to Raqqa.
In another case, a Virginia man was sentenced to two years in prison for lying to FBI agents about his knowledge of ISIS supporters.
Michael Queen, 28, was sentenced for obstructing justice and making false statements involving international terrorism. Another defendant, Soufian Amri, is set to be sentenced in the next two weeks on similar charges.
According to court filings, in a taped conversation between Queen, Amri and another person, Queen said, “I’m never going to throw a Muslim underneath the bus to try to do the right thing.”
Note: Actually that was not such a bad idea Queen about the bus !
The conversation was reportedly concerning Haris Qamar who wanted to join ISIS in the Middle East but was unable to travel. Instead, he is accused of sending money to ISIS, scouting Washington-area landmarks and taking photos of them to be used in ISIS publications as suggestions for lone-wolf attacks.
Do you feel that they are returning heroes or
Do they make you feel uneasy, upset ?