To reduce the risk of returning French jihadists to France, it is better to have an individualized approach rather than a standardized procedure, says researcher Jean-Luc Marret in a "world" forum.
Tribune. Le precipitate return of French nationals - men, women, children - because of the unilateral US withdrawal from Syria, forces difficult decisions that could have a political - and therefore electoral - impact. To assume such a return, even if discreet, is to assume one day a risk of terrorist recidivism.
Nobody, indeed, can guarantee a zero danger. It has been considered intolerable the inconvenience that "our" jihadists are liberated by Kurdish or other authorities and thus disappear into the wild - this assertion amounts to saying that the pretensions of the actors on the ground to play for us Penitentiary guards were exorbitant, that a disappearance in the nature represented a major disadvantage for our security, as if the passage in detention in France was a necessarily positive operation for our society. Therefore, it was necessary to make a disadvantage an advantage.
In this case, the differences between majority and opposition are based on very contrasting views of reality. Say for example "They are French before being jihadists" has the appearance of a generous conception of the French society, for the particularly inclusive blow, and can be also in conformity with the solidarity, say legal, due to French citizens, but that deserves a serious examination.
"One will note without naivety that any Western passport, and therefore French, is a perfect tool. It's a great way to global mobility »
It must be admitted for example that the invocation of the motherland in recent times by a certain number of jihadists does not always rest on a sincere and unconditional love of our country, but rather on the pragmatic use of a possibility. to escape the harshness of detention in the Middle East, or even death.
It will also be noted without any naivety that any Western passport, and therefore French, is a perfect tool. It's a great way to global mobility. Jihadism is also an internationalist form of solidarity, whereas French nationality - a country of kufr [disbelievers] for some - is for them in general a vicissitude, a disadvantage, but can also become a useful means for crossing borders and, ultimately, an insurance. The jihadist is indeed sadly human from this point of view: when the organization Islamic State (EI) seemed to triumph, France seemed very far. IS collapsed, our country miraculously finds a vital interest for a number of people.
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