Syrian army

Growing number of Western Isil fighters trying to defect as losses mount in Syria and Iraq

Disenchanted Western Islamic State fighters are increasingly appealing to their governments to help them return home, diplomats have reported.

As fighting around Isil’s strongholds intensifies and the group loses vast swathes of territory, foreign jihadists are trying to defect in record numbers.

More than 150 from six countries have in the last few months contacted their missions in Turkey, which neighbours the Islamist group’s territory in Syria and Iraq.

  • P_F

    “Disenchanted Western Islamic State fighters are increasingly appealing to their governments to help them return home, diplomats have reported.”

    More plausible reason for mohammedans to return is to setup local terror groups & create terror in their host (western) countries.

    • I say shoot on site. But no, in Canada the RCMP lets them walk among us because they said they were sorry.

      • Etobicoke_Gladiator

        The CBC will give an endless blowjob to these “misguided” youth. Welcome back, Khadr!

    • tom_billesley

      They’ve made theri acid bath, let them lie in it.

  • k2

    And moronic Western governments such as Trudeau’s will gladly welcome back their prodigal sons and daughters …. Offer them rest and assistance while they recover from their experiences (poor, misunderstood dears) and when they’re ready, they can sally forth once more on jihad (either in the West or elsewhere).

    • Hell Justin will make them cabinet ministers.

      • terrence

        And give them all Odors (NOT Order) of Canada

  • Ron MacDonald

    They should all be thrown in jail as soon as they return home.

    • DVult

      They should be double pork chopped then hung and their families should be expelled from the country.

  • bob e

    justin will reward them somehow. after all, it is our fault
    this entire thing exists in the first place ..

  • Billy Bob Thornton

    Don’t forget that Bush invaded Iraq and the US was allied with Al Qaeda during the Russian invasion of Afghanistan. I place 100% blame for Libya, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. Remember that imperialism cannot end war. The people have to do it themselves.

    • Billy Bob Thornton

      The Americans are an empire with the illusions of a democracy owned by corporate interests the very definition of Mussolini-style fascism. The simple fact is the Americans including the mainstream parties in virtually every Western country want Assad gone. They have allied with ISIL/ISIS/IS and there are websites which do show that the IS fighters go to Israel when they are injured. That proves that the West wants Assad gone and will ally with anyone to take out Assad and pro-Russian interests in the region.

    • DD_Austin

      Actually Imperialism does end war, it does it by invading and pacifying
      the savages

      The british empire had the worlds largest muslim population, and stomped
      on them everytime they got the jihad itch.

      However thanks to Wilson, Roosevelt, The Kaiser and Hilter the empire
      has fallen and we’re in the dark ages 2, return of the Jihadi

    • Minicapt

      Russia invaded Afghanistan in 1979; Bin Laden and associates announced the establishment of Al Qaida in 1988.


  • Billy Bob Thornton

    It is right to call ISIL Western because they have Western vehicles and money and are funded by Western-supported Gulf States.

  • Barrington Minge

    Now comes the real reckoning. These terrorists should NOT be allowed back into their countries or origin. No “ifs” no “buts”. No, never, End. They chose to become

    murdering terrorists. Let them stew in their own vile juice.

  • Dana Garcia

    Leaving to fight for a foreign enemy power is treason, is it not?

    Line them up and send to allah via firing squad.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    They should be summarily executed.