This afternoon, the Interpol has continued the debate about the terrorism issues they have to affront.
We have seen different aspects of the problem. First of all, the committee found important to define the difference between ISIS [Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Ed.] soldiers and traditional refugees. Most delegations agreed on the fact that each refugee should pass an evaluation to esteem criminal records or their possible contact with ISIS. However, Germany remembers the committee that we can never know what is in their mind, so that danger is always present.
Secondly, the delegates discussed about the possible ways to punish ISIS soldiers coming back in their original country. As a matter of fact, China proposed as “20 years prison for terrorists” at least to punish them! Most of the countries disagreed with him, but others, such as Egypt, affirmed, “they must pay what they have done”. Anyway, we know that most of these ISIS soldiers are ready to die in their attacks, they aren’t afraid from living 20 years or more in jail, they don’t care about their lives.
Moreover, the committee raised another problem, the fact that ISIS soldiers in prisons could radicalise more people, so this isn’t a simple solution. A “special terrorist’s jail” has been proposed, but it is just absurd as idea because it would cost too much. Also, it wouldn’t help these ancient soldiers to reintegrate in the society because they would stay together for all the time!
The solutions proposed
An alliance was created between the Russian Federation and the Islamic Republic of Iran, and together, with the collaboration of Egypt and People’s Republic of China, started to write down some real propositions with particular points.
This work paper has been discussed among the different delegations, so that some points will be modified and others kept. Also, some countries, such as Canada, thought that the different points must be ordered with a specific structure, so that states will know how to act before (prevention), during (travel) and after (return).
- Fulvia SANTINI