The PST doesn’t believe the Norwegian ISIS women in Syria pose a major security risk in the short term

Hans Sverre SjøvoldPhoto: Beate Oma Dahle / NTB
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The Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) does not believe that the Norwegian ISIS-affiliated women in Syria will pose a major risk in the short term but says they can contribute to radicalization in the future.

Four Norwegian women and four children are still detained in Syria. All the women are charged by the Police Security Service (PST) for participating in a terrorist organization. Now, the PST is publishing its assessment of how security in Norway will be affected if one or more of the women are brought back to the country.

“I do not think four women who must be investigated for possible criminal offenses will pose a great security risk in the short term… The role they will play in Norwegian society when it comes to being radicalizers is another discussion,” PST chief Hans Sverre Sjøvold told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK).

Of the four women who are still in Syria, only one of them has distanced herself from the extremist group ISIS, according to NRK. The woman has told NRK that she believes ISIS is a terrorist organization. One of the other women in Syria has said that the time with ISIS was the best in her life, while the sisters from Bærum did not want to comment on what they thought about ISIS.

Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt (AP) has said that the government will not actively bring back foreign fighters to Norway.

Source : © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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