Canada has become known for their liberal views on returning terrorists and wants to 'rehabilitate' and house them with taxpayer money despite coming from the front lines of a war zone only because their side lost and was killed or captured.
Now Kurdish forces in Syria have captured another Canadian citizen who was fighting alongside the terror group moments before. The 22-year-old woman was captured along with her 2-year-old daughter and a newborn baby girl. She was captured while fleeing a Daesh-controlled region of Syria.
Currently, she is in the custody of Syrian Democratic Forces which is predominately composed of Kurdish and Arab forces along with Western government forces as well. The woman surrendered to coalition forces last month after 3-years of fighting with the self-proclaimed Islamic State.
She left Montreal in November 2014 without telling family or even her closest friends and went to Syria with another teenage girl. It is thought that the pair used a common route for the thousands of Westerners who joined Daesh. The route consists of flying to Istanbul, Turkey and then traveling south into Syria, where the terror group fighting.
The girl's mother tried for 3-years to get her daughter home who called crying soon after arriving saying that the situation was not what she expected and she was closely watched. "Everything is under surveillance. Everything is dangerous here," she said in a panicked call. "We are watched. It’s not safe. I’m so sorry, mama. I’m so sorry."
The mother's lawyer is in contact with the Canadian spy service CSIS and he says, "We have been working with Canadian authorities for months to find a way to get her out of Daesh territory and into Canadian custody. She was able to escape from Daesh territory — despite being eight and a half months pregnant — with the help of coalition allies. We understand she’s in Kurdish custody as she awaits transfer to Canadian authorities."
Governments around the world have been faced with how to deal with returning fighters who defected to the terror group now that they are all but defeated. Nations like the U.K. believe they must be killed according to Rory Stewart, the minister of international development. "I’m afraid we have to be serious about the fact these people are a serious danger to us, and unfortunately the only way of dealing with them will be, in almost every case, to kill them," he said.
US Officials, as well as France, have said publicly those that leave to join the group should die there. It remains to be seen what will become of this woman and the hundreds if not thousands like her but one thing is for sure, they are a danger to society and should be treated in the same manner as a murderer or terrorist.
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