Albanian Jihadi

‘No salvation in war,’ says returning IS fighter

In Germany, those who return from fighting for “Islamic State” end up in court for supporting a terrorist organization. Fundamentally speaking, this should happen in Albania, too. Yet, contrary to the trials in Germany, there has not been a single case taken up there against a jihadist who returned from Syria, even though, according to Albanian law, the participation in an armed conflict outside of the country is punishable by years in jail.

Sander Lleshi, a security consultant to Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, said that “because most of the returnees are afraid of punishment,” they go underground when they return. “Our organizations are aware of this. But I also have to say that today it’s rare that a fighter would leave the country and head to Syria, thanks to the good coordination of our officers.”

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    So, they’re aware of where this garbage is but they’re not doing anything because … uh, do they have a Canadian in charge of National Security or something?

  • T.C.

    About 60% of the country is muslim. These support jihad against the infidels. Won’t be seeing any terrorists going to jail.