The Dutch police have seized the passport of two families, consisting of two allegedly willing to travel to Syria to join the jihadists of the Islamic State (EI). Together, the partners resident in Huizen (Midwest), have six minor children, eight months and nine years.
It is the first time that a measure of this kind, framed in hardening of counter-terrorism recently agreed by the center-left government is adopted. The draft law on the subject will be presented to Parliament shortly, and provides for the withdrawal of nationality citizens to attend terrorist training camps, either as trainees or instructors.
The Executive and intended to “prevent the radicalization of young people and preaching that promote hatred and extremism in the country.” The phrase is Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten, which amounts to 33 the number of people who have already lost the passport for wanting to join terrorist groups. Thirty more have lost their social grant or student loans. In 22 additional cases have been prevented from joining Islamic State, but another 120 people, most with dual nationality, fight today in the Middle East that side. Of these, at least thirty are back on Dutch soil, and are monitored not to recruit proselytes through social networks. Police in Huizen, the four adults of the two families in question ” in custody.” Children, meanwhile, ” have been referred to social services for foster care.” In registering their addresses found documents ” demonstrating their intention to leave shortly Holland Road Syria ” say the agents.
Although the bill has not yet passed the parliamentary screening, police have been able to keep the passport because the government had already hardened in recent months measures to combat Islamic radicalism. At this time, you may lose your Dutch nationality if a citizen joins a terrorist organization or a foreign army engaged in a war against the Netherlands or one of its allies. Since most of the alleged terrorists have dual passports, losing only the Dutch would not become stateless. They could, though, be deported.
For returning from a tour in a country like Syria or Iraq, there will be roadblocks move. ” Also you can prevent them to make contact with groups or individuals considered radical,” sources said Justice. The police will, in turn, a specialist in tracking Internet for jihadist team message. As for young people who want to escape the spiral of violence, Justice will facilitate the work under strict conditions.