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What About American Citizens Who Have Gone to Fight With ISIS? by The Elephant's Child


The Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Rep. Mike Rogers (R. MI) says the number of Americans who are fighting with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is “in the hundreds.” He says:

There are “hundreds” of Americans “that have at least one time traveled, participated, and trained with them. Some of them have drifted back [to the U.S.], some of them have gone to Europe.”

Rogers says the group appears to have carried out attacks on Europe already.

You saw the Brussels event, the attack on the Jewish Museum. That was, we believe, an ISIL-led or inspired event. So that was the first time that they had attacked, we believe, outside their borders.”

It is my understanding, and I really don’t know, that taking-up arms against the United States of America is not just a passport-losing event, but a go directly to prison event. That anyone who has participated with ISIS who tries to reenter the U.S. should be arrested at the point of entry, but I have heard nothing whatsoever about this.

What About American Citizens who have chosen to fight with ISIS? Probably wouldn’t matter since we now have open borders anyway. I would like to feel that someone out there, from ICE or Homeland Security is paying attention, but that is probably too much to ask. We have the anniversary of 9/11 coming up, which is always a popular occasion among terrorists.


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