While European countries are treating their returning ISIS war criminals with kid gloves, the Iraqi authorities are resorting to somewhat tougher measures. A 16-year-old German girl, who joined the ranks of ISIS in Iraq, is now facing death penalty.
Despite appeals from the girl’s family, Iraq’s Prime Minister reiterated that his country was still considering the death penalty. “You know teenagers under certain laws, they are accountable for their actions especially if the act is a criminal activity when it amounts to killing innocent people,” Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said.
The "German teen," as many of the news outlets describe her, was reportedly part of the Islamic State’s notorious Sharia Brigade, which was charged with policing women in accordance with the Islamic law within the ISIS-held territories. This all-female brigade had the power to whip and beat women who failed to comply.
The UK newspaper Daily Telegraph reports:
Iraq’s Prime Minister has said it is possible a teenage German ‘jihadi bride’ could face the death penalty for her involvement with Isis.
The fate of 16-year-old Linda Wenzel now lies in the hands of the Iraqi judicial process, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said.
The teenager was found hiding in a basement in Mosul by Iraqi forces during an offensive to drive the jihadists from the city in July.
She ran away from her home in eastern Germany to join Isis in Iraq after talking to extremists online and is believed to have spent around a year in the country.
She is currently in a Baghdad prison awaiting trial to determine whether she faces death by hanging. (...)
Iraq carried out at least 88 executions by hanging in 2016 and has put to death large numbers of people for terrorism offences since wresting Mosul back from Isis.
“I fear for her,” the girl’s father told the German media. “The authorities absolutely have to bring her to Germany so that she can get a fair trial.”
That’s rich, considering his daughter wasn’t giving any due process to her victims when she was playing judge, jury and even executioner in the ISIS-sponsored horror show.
Many European countries are running taxpayer-funded "deradicalization" programs in hopes of winning the hearts and minds of the returning ISIS war criminals and aspiring Jihadis, like the Danish "Hug a Jihadi" program (yes, that's its actual name) which hopes to dissuade Islamic terrorists from murdering innocent people by giving them free apartments, psychological counseling and jobs.
German security forces are currently monitoring more than 500 former-ISIS terrorists who returned from Syria and Iraq after committing war crimes on behalf of the Caliphate. According to German media reports published last year, many of these terrorists will never face charges in Germany given the lack of evidence against them.
Whatever one may think of the Iraqi judicial system, there is a certain sense of justice in putting suspected ISIS war criminals before a military-style tribunal endowed with the power to enforce severe punishments.