Thank God for the military coalition against ISIS. In total, over sixty nations are fighting the so called “Islamic State,” which saw territory under its control shrink last year.While ISIS is losing control over its caliphate, it’s been extremely clear about its intention to continue carrying out terrorist attacks against the West. This is no time to go soft on the group.
But after a recent story from The Independent broke, it’s hard to not come to the conclusion that some think the battle is already won:A suspected Isis sympathiser accused of plotting a “serious” terrorist attack has been released from custody because a court is reportedly too busy to hear his case.
The 32-year-old Syrian man had been on remand since his arrest two years ago, when he was stopped trying to board a plane to Turkey from Frankfurt.
He had been accused of trying to join Isis in Syria and, in April, was charged with plotting a “serious subversive violence” by state prosecutors.A court spokesman is quoted by German news agency DPA as saying: “The court is doing other things at the moment.”
Prosecutors have reacted angrily at the decision, with a spokeswoman for the prosecutor’s office saying the court’s reasons were “not sufficient”.
File this story under: things that still make more sense than releasing prisoners from Guantanamo Bay.[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]