“The Federal Supreme Court denied prosecutors’ request for a warrant on the grounds that no concrete evidence could be provided showing the women were in fact supporting terrorism.”
The fact that they went to the Islamic State at all should be evidence enough. They were coerced by their husbands, and are themselves as moderate as the day is long? Sure. Let’s bet Germany’s future on that.
The women and their three children were allowed to return from northern Iraq and will not be arrested. German federal prosecutors say their request for a warrant was denied by the Federal Supreme Court….
The Federal Supreme Court denied prosecutors’ request for a warrant on the grounds that no concrete evidence could be provided showing the women were in fact supporting terrorism.
Hans-Georg Maasen, president of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), previously said: “Women who have lived in IS-held areas over the last few years have often been radicalized. They identify so closely with the IS ideology that one can rightly call them jihadis.”
Speaking of children born into IS families and thus potentially brainwashed, Maasen also said: “one must consider that these children could be living time bombs,” [sic]…
What do we know about the women? The women, Sibel H. of Turkish-German descent from the state of Hesse, and Sabine S., a German convert from Baden-Württemberg, were allowed free entry into the country with their three children….
Not alone: German intelligence services estimate that more than 960 Islamists traveled from Germany to join IS in Syria and Iraq and that roughly one-third have already returned.