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IS terror: How dangerous are the returnees?

IS has been defeated on the battlefield. But the struggle is far from over. Some of the fighters and their families are German citizens and want to come back. Is a new jihad imminent? Guests: Amir Mussawy (Freelance Journalist), Alan Posener (Die Welt), Kristin Helberg (Middle East Analyst)

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Amir Musawy works for media outlets in Germany and Irak. He says: “Some IS returnees are dangerous, but more dangerous is the 'updated ideology' they bring with them.”




Alan Posener is a commentator for the daily newspaper “Die Welt”. He argues: “If we want other states to take back their citizens who we consider terrorists, then we have to take back our citizens who have committed terrorist acts.”



Kristin Helberg is an featured mideast analyst in a number of european publications. She points out : "IS is militarily defeated, but not ideologicaly. The West must help the Kurds in dealing with the Jihadists."