Germany to take away Syria fighters' passports

The Federal Minister of Internal Affairs Thomas de Maiziere stated that Germany is creating a new working group that is going to research the changes they can make with the passports of those who fought in Syria.

Germany to take away Syria fighters' passports

World Bulletin / News Desk

After Belgium claimed the attack on the Jewish Museum in Brussels was done by a French Muslim who had fought for Al Qaeda in Syria, the EU member states' Ministers of Internal Affairs made a decision to implement a prevention project towards Islamists operating in Europe.

The German Federal Minister of Internal Affairs and state internal affairs agreed on working against anti-Assad rebels who come back from Syria. It was announced in the German press that anyone who comes back from Syria to Germany and thinks that they can execute acts of terror would have their passports taken from them to restrict their freedom of movement.

The Federal Minister of Internal Affairs Thomas de Maiziere stated that they are creating a new working group that is going to research the changes they can make with the passports. He stressed the fact that the changes were going to be ‘proportional and within the constitutional laws’.

The Conference president of the German Minister of Internal Affairs, Ralf Jaeger, said that taking their passports away would be a barrier for them to return to Syria, which is their number one aim, and that this was a major concern for Germany.

Jaeger said that it would be very hard for people whose passports have been taken away to return to Germany, and that they are thinking of prohibiting German citizens that want to come back from Syria.

The Federal Constitution Security Intelligence President Hans-Georg Masseen said that after the war in Syria began when about 100 Syrians returned to Germany. Among them there is thought to be about fifteen people who were active in the war.

De Maiziere made it clear that it was important to work with district intelligence to send those people back. They also stated that it was important to get help not only from the countries of the European Union but to also get help from Turkey and the United States of America.

Last Mod: 15 Haziran 2014, 14:58
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