Everything you need to know about Daesh ‘returnees’ (including that it’s not illegal to simply join Daesh)

Debate about how to combat terrorism has been one of the world’s most politically fraught issues since Al Qaeda crashed four planes into American targets on Sept. 11, 2001, killing nearly 3,000.

Politics aside, the case of the 22-year-old woman from Quebec, and her 2-year-old daughter and newborn girl, is about Canadian law and the best way to ensure security while also reintegrating a radicalized Canadian citizen.

  • Observer

    Those people in the picture sure are not Liberals. Liberals want to save Canada FOR ISIS.

    • Watchman

      The sign, “Find Out Who Is Behind Terrorism” might be the giveaway. Anyone who researches the history of islam knows that building a caliphate is the motivation of the devout muslims behind this terrorism. The problem is that the people holding the sign almost certainly believes that the USA is the entity behind the terrorism, and they would be partly right. Obama, Rice, Kerry and Hillary were huge supporters of the “Arab Spring” and thought that if the existing tyrannical governments in many Middle Eastern countries were brought down, Democratic Socialism would break out spontaneously and the US could then deal with a bunch of elected leaders that would bring equality to their countries. It was never going to happen, and the stories of the CIA recruiting, training and arming militants who immediately defected with all of their military supplies to ISIS are not unique.

  • Watchman

    This Canadian-citizenship woman claims to have mistakenly gone to Syria and soon decided she wanted to return to Canada: “She left Canada in November 2014 as a 19-year-old, travelling to Syria..The woman’s mother..said she received an anguished call from her daughter after she arrived, saying she had made a terrible mistake.”

    So this young woman claims to be a naïve Canadian who had no idea about the people she was throwing her lot with. Unfortunately ISIS was using beheading videos before she left to both recruit fighters and also to sow terror into the people of the West before the time she left. Starting in July of 2014, ISIS started distributing many murder videos that were downloaded around the world. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISIL_beheading_incidents

    It seems likely that this Canadian-citizenship woman saw some if not many of these videos, and thus would have been very aware of the types of activities these ISIS people were involved in. It could have even been the months of beheading videos that attracted her to join ISIS in the first place.

    What happened when she suddenly discovered the reality of ISIS life on the ground? “In Syria, she married a German convert to Islam and in November 2015 had a daughter. She gave birth to a second daughter earlier this month in Kurdish custody” She seems not very eager to escape – although there is a possibility that in order not to become a whore for the use by ISIS militants she chose to get married to the best husband she could find.

    So after she was captured by Kurdish forces, all of a sudden it is an imperative to return to Canada with her two children, and possibly bring her German convert husband over too, assuming he is still alive and free.

    “What prosecutors would have to prove, if they do charge the Montreal woman, is that she joined Daesh ‘for the purpose of enhancing the ability of any terrorist group to facilitate or carry out a terrorist activity.’”
    Does anyone really believe that Turdeau will direct any detailed examination into evidence that she ‘enhanced the ability of ISIS’, or that he will even want her to be prosecuted? With two small children, I can imagine that Turdeau will possibly even arrange a photo shoot with her tearfully thanking Turdeau for helping her return to Canada with her two small children, and that she never understood what she was getting into and regrets leaving Canada.

  • tom_billesley

    Don’t be stupid, be a smarty, come and join the Da’esh Party (apologies to Mel Brooks).

  • Malcolm Y

    I noticed in the picture that “Canadians love peace …” but do Canadians realize there are 2 parties when you talk about peace? If the party you are “opposed” to won’t have peace what do you do – commit suicide?

    • Watchman

      Well, in every war the only way of guaranteeing peace during that war is complete surrender (or suicide, as you say). You can’t declare peace without the consent of the other party unless you completely capitulate and throw yourself at the mercy of your opponent.

  • Felicia Scott

    Thanks to whoever wrote the headline for this article. daesh is the proper term is islamic jihadi trash. Calling them islamic state is a justification of their existence. Calling them sand worm turds is far more appropriate,

    • Watchman

      They are trying to avoid hinting to the general population in the West that the goal of ISIS is the construction of a political entity that transcends individual countries, and is an islamic theocracy. They aren’t just a band of murderous thugs attempting to pillage the areas they capture, they really do have regional political aspirations, and almost certainly if they had captured a trans-national area with secure borders their next goal would be a global caliphate.