A curious phenomenon has arisen of late: Westerners advocating that Canada and other nations bring back ISIS terrorists. Such an act would necessitate expensive trials, the difficult gathering of evidence and the almost impossible procurement of witnesses.
Borealis looks at why these people are almost the equivalent of the ‘useful idiots’ of the Cold War.
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Follow the money: How to bring IS extremists to justice
Financing terror, chemical weapons, forensics and digital archives: The ex-German prosecutor now heading the UN’s special team on crimes of the so-called Islamic State explains where the search for justice will focus.
Who profited from the rise of the extremist group known as the “Islamic State” (IS) in Iraq and where are they today? This is just one of the questions that former German federal prosecutor Christian Ritscher hopes to answer over the course of the next year.