Germany has decided to revoke the citizenship of its foreign fighters and for those German citizens who in recent years have stained themselves with terrorism and have decided to fight in favor of the Islamic State in Syria.
Since 2013, more than a thousand people have traveled from Germany to the Middle East to join the jihadists. A third of them has already returned to Germany, another third died and around 300 foreign fighters would be ready to return now that ISIS has been almost completely defeated in Syria.
A few days ago was arrested the first Italian foreign fighter, Mourad Sadaoui, a 45-year-old Algerian man who returned clandestinely to Italy, almost certainly by sea, infiltrated into migrant boats or through the Balkan route. Sadaoui returned from four years of jihad between Syria and Iraq. He returned clandestinely to Caserta, where DIGOS found him. The problem of foreign fighters leaving Europe to support ISIS in Syria also arises in Italy, after Donald Trump asked European States to take responsibility for their countrymen who left Europe to fight for jihad.
A problem predicted with an almost prophetic vision by Souad Sbai, who as a member of the Italian Parliament with the PDL had already presented a bill a couple of legislatures ago.
“When I proposed the bill 10 years ago, before the boom of traveling to Syria, everyone turned their noses up. Better late than never but having made that decision at that time could have been a deterrent against Islamist proselytism and against the enrollment in the ranks of ISIS. Better late than never, especially compared to the fact that the Italian government is not doing the same. All this in spite of the fact that the bill is already written: I presented it in 2008. The Executive only has to take the text and approve it. It is time to say stop to do-goodism: those who are stained with terrorism do not deserve to be either Italian or European, “concludes Souad Sbai.
La Voce del Patriota