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Why Indonesia should bring IS families back home

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Dekalb. Northern Illinois   /   Fri, February 14 2020   /  01:35 am
Zero tolerance: A group of people representing Barabaja (the Glorious Pluralism Volunteer Front) rally outside the State Palace in Central Jakarta in opposition to any plan to repatriate about 600 Indonesians who fought for the Islamic State terrorist group on Monday. The government will decide on the matter in the next few months. (Antara/Wahyu Putro A.)(the Glorious Pluralism Volunteer Front) rally outside the State Palace in Central Jakarta in opposition to any plan to repatriate about 600 Indonesians who fought for the Islamic State terrorist group on Monday. The government will decide on the matter in the next few months. (Antara/Wahyu Putro A.)

Zero tolerance: A group of people representing Barabaja (the Glorious Pluralism Volunteer Front) rally outside the State Palace in Central Jakarta in opposition to any plan to repatriate about 600 Indonesians who fought for the Islamic State terrorist group on Monday. The government will decide on the matter in the next few months. (Antara/Wahyu Putro A.)The government has ruled out any possibility of repatriating the more than 600 Indonesians who joined the Islamic State (IS) movement and their families, citing the importance of the safety of 267 million people at home from the threat of terrorism.However, the decision could mean the families of the former IS fighters, women and children, will be left insecure and their lives will turn from bad to worse.The Indonesian fighters are being held at camps and prisons controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a coalition of Kurdish an...