WorldViews: Should Westerners who joined the Islamic State be barred from returning home?

By Adam Taylor, November 14, 2014

British security services estimate that there are 500 or so U.K. citizens fighting with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. If you include the Brits fighting with other extremists groups, the number of British "foreign fighters" expands considerably. These people may have spent months or years being steeped in extremist culture and receiving military training, yet they are still British citizens. It begs an uncomfortable question: What happens when they finally return home?

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