Interpol : how to act against terrorism issues ?

This morning, the Interpol have decided to debate about the return of ISIS soldiers in their original countries.

Most countries agree about the fact that they should all cooperate to fight together this issue. Anyway, each delegation approves different measures about this problem, some of them based on the respect of human rights, others based on the security of a state.

As Canada affirmed, we don’t know why they return in their countries, and as Iraq declared, “terrorists are first of all humans”. So how should Interpol, and the states, manage this situation? Do these people want to start a new life? Do they regret their actions? Or are they coming back in their country so that they can radicalize knew people or organize a new attack? These are the different problems the delegations have disgust.

In the first case, even if the person is coming back for a pacific reason, we have to consider that she collaborated with ISIS and that she has committed or helped to commit some terroristic attacks. Some countries propose to install special measures to punish these people and also to consider the reasons the person had to go to Syria and to come back now. Some of these people may come back and leave normally with a simple monitoring. Other delegations, such as USA, disagree with this possibility of this people to return in the country and just leave as before, and affirm that, “terrorists aren’t refugees but criminals” so we should not accept them at all. Another danger Russia remembers is the fact that these ISIS soldiers could take advantage from a system which permits them to come back.

Another burning issue of this morning is the prevention of the radicalisation. As a matter of fact, social medias are in the middle of the debate because of their enormous influence among young people all around the world. Some countries, such as Iran, Russia or USA, propose a total monitoring of all social medias so that police can have the total control of the situation. Russia affirmed, “If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear”. Anyway, most countries disagree with this total control of social medias, as Israel who call this a “dictator ship”.
Anyway, most of the countries agree about the importance of sharing information. As a matter of fact, Belgium proposed a data base share. With this information sharing, it will be easier to stop people before they arrive in Syria.

At last, but not the least, the Interpol committee has disgust about the possibility of creating an “Arabpol” so that the Arabic states could manage the terrorism problem in a specific way by their own. However, only Iraq seems to have a positive opinion about it, and as Syria affirmed, “ we can’t resolve this problem by our own” because it is an international problem which interests everyone, so Interpol should unite to face this issue all together.
This afternoon the Interpol will debate about the boarder control and other burning subjects about the terrorism problem, the radicalisation and the reintegration of these Syrian soldiers.

  • Fulvia SANTINI

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