fbpx
CURRENTLY ON AIR ⇒
  • Riyaadhuth Thaakereen - Live Thikr Programme
    Tue, 4:00 am - 5:00 am
    [ - ]

feedback@radioislam.org.za

Radio Islam Logo


((( Listen Live )))))
Radio Islam Logo


ISIS Dying Slow Death as Thousands Abandon the Terror Group

May 09, 2018

 

Faizel Patel, Radio Islam News – 09-05-2018

A researcher at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) says terror group ISIS is dying a slow death.

This comes after an estimated 5 600 Islamic State fighters from at least 33 countries globally have returned to their communities of origin and abandoned the organisation.

In Somalia, by the end of 2017, at least 2 000 former militants from al-Shabaab were reportedly reintegrated into Somali society while in February 2018, a Nigerian court released 475 people suspected of having affiliations with terror group Boko Haram for rehabilitation and reintegration into society.

Researcher of Transnational Threats and International Crime at the ISS Uyo Yenwong-Fai says, ISIS is a dwindling group that is losing support.

“They’ve lost territory in Syria and in Iraq and they’ve also suffered some significant losses in terms of human resources and there’s are need for these militants to actually regroup or return to their countries of origin.”

While many agree that returning ISIS fighters should be imprisoned instead of integrated, Yenwong-Fai says there needs to be a proper balance for the need to prosecute or rehabilitate them for the atrocities they committed in foreign lands.

“There are no simple answers to it. It’s one of finding the right balance between the hard measures of prosecuting these former militants and finding them rehabilitation and also making sure the soft measures are properly integrated.”

Yenwong-Fai says due to a lack of an extensive learning framework, a lot of countries are struggling to reintegrate former ISIS fighters into society.

 

Twitter: @FaizelPatel143

 

ADVERTISE HERE

Prime Spot!!!

Contact:
advertisingadmin@radioislam.co.za 

Related Articles

The Glittering Promise of Service Delivery

The Glittering Promise of Service Delivery

Umm Muhammed Umar Political parties have been using the lack of service delivery as one of the key election promises. Voters, however, may be excused for being cynical about these promises, considering the hundreds of municipalities that have collapsed, with potholes...

read more
Italians Say No to Fascism

Italians Say No to Fascism

Staff Writer Over 50 000 Italians on Saturday marched through San Giovanni square in Rome, in opposition to fascism, and in support of Italy’s newly passed coronavirus restrictions, which came into force on Friday. Maurizio Landini, the head of the CGIL labour union,...

read more
Transport MEC Condemns Joburg City Taxi War

Transport MEC Condemns Joburg City Taxi War

Umm Muhammed Umar Violence erupted in the Johannesburg city centre on Saturday, resulting in injuries to at least one person. Four minibus taxis had been set alight, with six others damaged. This followed tensions having erupted between drivers from the Witwatersrand...

read more

Subscribe to our Newsletter

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *