Tunisia Fears the Return of Thousands of Young Jihadists

TUNIS — Tunisia has sent more fighters abroad to join the ranks of the Islamic State than any other country. And now, as the Islamic State takes a battering on the battlefields of Syria and Iraq, the country is at odds over what to do if and when they come home.

Tunisians have been dealing with a frenzied polemic in recent weeks, as secularists have raised fears that a returning wave will bring further mayhem to this fragile state and Islamists have been forced to condemn the jihadists.

“How can we accept those people who are professionals in war, in the use of arms and have a culture of being terrorists?” asked Badra Gaaloul, a civil-military analyst who heads the International Center of Strategic, Security and Military Studies. “We in Tunisia are in crisis, and we cannot accept these people.”

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  • tom_billesley

    The government of Tunisia will feel no compunction at giving their prodigal jihadis a new identity, a new passport, and a ticket to America. It will delight them to unload the problem onto the kuffar.

    • Europe is much closer, they were reluctant to repatriate the German Christmas Market attacker.

      • tom_billesley

        Yep. Nice and Berlin trucks were both driven by Tunisians.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      What is Hillary’s address?
      She started it.

  • Starlord

    Simple, drop Islam. Life would be better focusing on your own life instead of trying to emulate some dead guy you never met.

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  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Maybe they should have cared more a few years ago when they turned a blind eye to the jihadis as long as they were blowing up somewhere else.
    I hope the Tunisian government gets overthrown.

  • GrimmCreeper

    Not our fckin problem.

  • canminuteman

    Make sure no muslims get out of the middle east alive and the problem is solved.

  • vwVwwVwv

    Tunisia feats failed HIDJRA, they know how to deal with Jihadis.
    Holding honour of Mothers and Sisters, Spouses and
    Daughters accountable stops any
    Jihad attempt ASAP!