ISIS Fighters Try Defecting and Returning Home

Leave. Them. There:

Increasing numbers of disenchanted Western ISIL fighters are appealing to their governments for help to return home, diplomats have reported.

As fighting around ISIL’s strongholds intensifies and the group begins to lose swaths of territory, foreign jihadists are trying to defect in record numbers.

More than 150 from six countries have in the past few months contacted their embassies in Turkey, which neighbours the Islamist group’s territory in Syria and Iraq. Western officials said they had received calls from inside Raqqa, ISIL’s self-styled capital, and even messages requesting help smuggled out on scraps of paper, according to the Wall Street Journal.

It is thought that up to 1,700 French jihadists have returned home from fighting in Syria and Iraq since 2012. Britain and Germany have both seen around 800, a major cause for concern for European intelligence agencies.




  • Clink9

    Love the Sloop John B. It should be their battle hymn.

    • canminuteman

      Did yoiu know it is a “traditional folk song” from the Bahamas that was recorded as long ago as the 1920’s?

      • Clink9

        Never heard that before. Now I’ll have to Google some other versions!

      • Blacksmith

        First song I ever learned to play on the guitar back in the late 70’s

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    And shoot them if they do make it back.

    • Justin St.Denis

      And deport their families along with their encoffined corpses. We’ve no room for jihadists and their supporters be they alive or dead.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    They knew about the atrocities when they enlisted, so let them rot there.

  • Hard Little Machine

    They can do security at the Democratic convention.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    Shoot ’em.

  • terrence

    “ISIS Fighters Try Defecting And Returning Home”
    Hmmmm, when I first read that I thought it said “ISIS Fighters Try Defecating And Returning Home” .

    Maybe all that inbreeding affects mooslimes bowl movements.