Former National Security Minister Gary Griffith has dismissed statements by Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi that laws preventing returning nationals who joined ISIS must include consideration for ensuring the nationals are housed “somewhere.”
Griffith told the media that it’s a simple matter of ensuring that youth who want to join ISIS are told that if they want to return they simply can’t, and will have to stay in Syria to face the consequence of their choice.
Griffith said that is the strongest deterrent to prevent youth from joining.
He said if youth see that other fighters have returned, it will encourage them to want to join because they simply have an option to engage and disengage whenever they want.
Griffith said Government has to make a choice between the needs of many citizens of Trinidad and Tobago and choice or wants of the few who choose to join ISIS.