They may indeed have had a hard time in the Islamic State. What a pity. They should not be allowed back into the United States. If a group of Americans had become Nazis and fled to Nazi Germany in 1942, would they be allowed back into the U.S. in 1944? These men are enemy combatants. Once back here, they are likely to try to wage jihad here.
“Western ISIS Fighters Discover War Is Terrible, Run Home,” by Saagar Enjeti, Daily Caller, April 28, 2017:
Western Islamic State fighters are attempting to flee home via Turkey as the terrorist group’s territory in Iraq and Syria shrinks, The Guardian reports.
Turkish security forces are reportedly capturing fleeing ISIS fighters at the Syrian border in growing numbers, although some may have slipped through. Some of the western ISIS fighters describe feeling duped by the terrorist propaganda.
U.S. citizen Kary Paul Kleman, a Muslim convert, went to Syria with his Syrian wife in 2015 to participate in what he says is humanitarian relief. Kleman told his family the information that led him to Syria “was all a scam,” but denies he was fighting for the terrorist group.
Kleman’s experience mirrors that of Mohamad Jamal Khweis, a U.S. citizen who hated life inside ISIS so much he surrendered to Kurdish security forces in Iraq. “It is very strict and no smoking there,” Khweis lamented to the press after his surrender in 2016. He continued, “my message to the American people is that life in Mosul is really very bad.”
While some fighters simply regret joining, western security officials fear they could return home to pursue domestic terror plots….
No kidding, really?