Prosecutors harden position on bringing Spanish ISIS women home

Spain’s High Court

Spain’s High Court is hardening its position on what to do about the women who traveled to Syria to join the so-called Islamic State group, as the government delays its decision on whether to repatriate them to Spain.

Speaking at a recent Forum on Global Terrorism, the deputy chief public prosecutor said that “the women have a great ability to indoctrinate others, especially minors,” irrespective of whether they traveled to Syria as the wives of ISIS fighters or to join ISIS ranks.

The four left Spain for Syria, and are now being held in camps in northeastern Syria, along with a total of 17 biological and adopted children. All of the women claim they followed their husbands to the conflict zone without realizing what they were getting into.