TSC Report Cited by Africa Times: There’s a New Report on Returning IS Fighters, but Africans May See Climate a Greater Threat
October 24, 2017
Tucked into a new report on the threat that returning Islamic State jihadists pose to their home countries – or those to which they flee instead – is an interesting insight on how many Africans may see climate change as a more existential threat than the extremists.
The report released Tuesday by The Soufan Group, with the Global Strategy Network, explores the potential impact of more than 40,000 foreign fighters who headed to Syria and Iraq from more than 100 countries as they move on from those battlefields.
“Although there is disagreement over the threat that returning foreign fighters may present to their countries of residence or origin, or to other countries they pass through,” the report says, “it is inevitable that some will remain committed to the form of violent ‘jihad’ that al-Qaeda and IS have popularized, both within and outside the Muslim world, just as they did following the jihad in Afghanistan …”
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