Tausends of radical Islamists from Europe, Australia and the USA have headed to Syria and Iraq to fight for Islamic State. Many have since returned home. And now come the next stepts, the almost impossible challanges, the reintegration procedure.
In Germany, for example, the problem is extremly serious. Hundreds of radical islamic fighters with german citizenship have already returned to their homeland and now – as the first step of the reintegration process – the Court must act at first. The judgement will be decided by the german court on people who acted in foreign countries for foreing ideologies and foreing putative alliance.
The report published in Spiegel.de and made by the Interior Ministry of Germany notes that, of the 378 german citizen who had headed for Syria with “Islamist motivations” by the end of June, more than 40 were women. Sixteen of them were minors, with the youngest having just turned 15. Almost two-thirds were born in Germany and roughly half of them left with the intention of joining the jihad. The overwhelming majority, 84 percent, are believed by authorities to be part of the Salafist scene.
In no way were all of Germany’s radicalized Muslims on the fringes of society or people without a future. More than 100 of them had received their diplomas by the time they left, with 41 of them having completed the Abitur, Germany’s college-prep diploma. Forty-three were enrolled in universities.
This study was made in Germany by the Interior Ministry and is focused on fighters with german pass and citizeship but the problem affects whole Europe. The European Community has to face with returning well-trained and angry teenagers, who are young and absolutely ready to confront with the traditional european liberal society. And I am fairly convinced that we do not know the perfekt solution so far. So next step has to be to find a way to consolidate the relationship between pro-european thoughts and the disenchanted and embittered ones.
You can read the whole story of returnung fighters and the german court here.