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"Returnees" from Syria: "The country does not have the means to monitor them", says Thibault de Montbrial


INTERVIEW – The repatriation of French women and children who left to fight for the Islamic State exposes France to the risk of violent action, believes the lawyer.

Thibault de Montbrial is a lawyer and president of the Center for Reflection on Homeland Security.


- What security problems does the repatriation of the 15 women and 32 children previously detained in the jihadist prison camps in northeast Syria pose?

Thibault de MONTBRIAL.


These repatriations expose our country to a double difficulty.

First of all, there is a direct security issue, since it is established that the majority of women who joined Daesh were determined, often even more so than the men themselves, and this, whether or not they participated in acts of violence.

Their return to France therefore sooner or later exposes all of our citizens to the risk of violent action committed by one or other of them.

Then, the return of these women further reinforces the ideological risk posed by Islamist proselytism.

A form of prestige halo indeed those who left to join the Islamic State with a fortunately minority fraction, but…

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Source: lefigaro

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