UK: Going Easy on ISIS Terrorists, Hard on Those Who Fought Them?

Aug 12, 2019 by

by Judith Bergman, Gatestone Institute: The West has mercilessly let down persecuted minorities in the Middle East, while showing great concern for the well-being of returning ISIS terrorists, their children and their spouses. There seems to have been no such concern for the victims of ISIS terrorists, particularly the Christians and Yazidis. […]  In the UK, it is estimated that just a few dozen British volunteers fought against ISIS. By comparison, approximately 850 UK nationals...

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Iraq’s oldest Christian town celebrates Easter without Isis

Apr 22, 2019 by

by Martin Chulov, Guardian: The church ceiling was still scorched and some cherished relics missing, but after five years of war and exile, their tormentors were finally gone. When the men and women of Iraq’s oldest Christian town gathered for Easter mass this weekend, they did so knowing that the Islamic State extremists who had chased them away were not coming back. Their battlefield defeat two months ago meant the people of Hamdaniya (also called Qaraqosh) could once again celebrate without...

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Should ISIS Brides Be Treated Like the Prodigal Son?

Mar 6, 2019 by

from Christianity Today: N. T. Wright, the esteemed theologian and former Anglican bishop, recently offered brief reflections on the case of Shamima Begum—the British teen now seeking to return home after joining ISIS in 2015—in a letter to the editor of The Times of London. He wrote that “as a tax payer” he couldn’t fault a previous writer who warned against letting Begum come back, but “as a Christian I cannot help reflecting that if Jesus had thought like that he would never have told the...

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Post-Caliphate ISIS

Feb 19, 2019 by

by Lawrence A Franklin, Gatestone Institute: The disintegration of the Islamic State’s Caliphate — which once included large portions of Iraq and Syria — may be a strategic defeat for ISIS, yet the jihadi terrorist group is very much alive. Its ideology, tactics and objectives have not altered. ISIS remains steeped in the ideology of “salafiya jihadiyah” (Salafi jihad), which requires every Muslim to wage “holy war” in some fashion against the...

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Home Secretary ‘looking carefully’ at call to rewrite 650-year-old TREASON law

Feb 19, 2019 by

by Tim Stickings, Mailonline: Britain’s 650-year-old treason law could be updated to allow jihadists returning from Syria to be prosecuted, the Home Secretary has said. Sajid Javid told the House of Commons yesterday that a change to the 1351 Treason Act was ‘worth considering carefully’. Mr Javid has vowed to block ISIS bride Shamima Begum from returning to the UK after she pleaded to be allowed back with her newborn son. The last person convicted of treason in the UK was...

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Their parents joined ISIS. They were raised in the caliphate. Can they come home?

Feb 18, 2019 by

By Michael Birnbaum, Washington Post: […] But Fatiha, a Belgian whose grandparents emigrated from Morocco, didn’t know when her six grandchildren — who range in age from 10 months to 7 years — would be back. They are among the hundreds of children born to European citizens who went to fight for the Islamic State. Now that the caliphate has collapsed, and the planned U.S. withdrawal has compounded regional instability, grandparents across Europe are pushing to save children who in some...

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