France’s Minister of Justice Nicole Belloubet “has announced that the government will intervene should French Islamic State members be sentenced to death in Iraq for their activities.”
Islamic State jihadis are at war with the West and pose a grave danger to innocent people. Far too many leaders prioritize their rights over the rights and safety of citizens that they have a duty to protect. Yet Islamic State jihadists will in most cases continue their jihad in Western countries once they’re allowed back in.
This should be obvious. And it is in Iraq, if not in France or Britain. Back in July, Abdul Sattar Beraqdar, a spokesman for Iraq’s Supreme Judicial Council, “said British members of ISIS deserve to die” and stated that “the punishment, as much as it seems strong, will affect the security of your country….I am sure there are hundreds of people in Britain at this moment thinking of committing similar crimes…. That’s why we, as Iraqis, if we are tough in sentencing these people.”
Belloubet thinks she knows better than Beraqdar about the Islamic State and the power of its indoctrination.