Returning jihadis: to kill or re-integrate?

Several countries involved in the fight against Daesh have said it would be better if their citizens who had joined the terrorist group, did not return. The inference in varying degrees of directness is that they should be killed rather than captured.

Canada has stated it does not seek killing of its citizens, rather that they will be re-integrated.

Phil Gurski is a former security analyst for the federal Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS). He is now CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting, and author on security subjects.

He says re-integration is not clear-cut and carries risks.

  • HalcyonDaze

    “Rehabilitation of ISIS fighters is not clear cut and carries a risk”. Gee I wonder how much he got paid for that analysis? He forgot to mention one thing though. The risk isn’t for the people who are allowing this to happen, it’s for the rest of us who have no say in the matter and rely on those same people to supposedly protect us.

  • ontario john

    Perhaps they can stay at Justin’s house. He has plenty of room. They will beg for forgiveness if they have to listen to him cry.

  • Ed

    “…and thousands of foreign fighters may be seeking to return to their native countries…”

    “Native” my ass.

    • tom_billesley

      There’s no way back for renegades.

  • Old Guy

    Is this what will happen when Canada’s former ISIS fighters target our neighbour?

    The Last Prime Minister

    • shasta

      One can hope.

    • Bla Bla

      Don’t worry comrade! We’ll deploy the LGBTTQQIAAPBRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP brigades! Socialism or death!


  • The elites with their armed bodyguards (RCMP)… have little to fear……the rest of us….unarmed……we are the potential victims….

  • simus1

    Funny how they can spend their time chasing old nazis who supposedly ran prison camp kitchens or something equally nefarious 70 years ago but young muslim war criminals “en famille” fresh from the killing fields get a pass.and a “welcome home”.
    Must be something to do with vote whoring.
    Ya think?

  • JoKeR
    • Observer

      As long as they promise to vote Liberal they can do whatever they like.

  • Sharkibark

    How about this – it’s easy peasy lemon squeezy:
    1. Charge them with terrorism and/or treason.
    2. Deport or Jail when/if convicted.
    3. Keep a damn close eye on their families and also charge if warranted.
    4. Rinse, repeat.

    • just_one_Sewer Rat_guy

      I prefer the “ship them all out” option. Canadian citizen or not. Ban islam.

  • Bla Bla

    Here is my answer – kill.

  • Kill.

    Why is this even a discussion?