Denmark to halt consular assistance to Danish terrorists who traveled to fight for ISIS in Syria and Iraq

COPENHAGEN, (ST)- Danish authorities announced on Saturday that it will end consular assistance to the Danish terrorists who left their country to fight within the ranks of ISIS terrorist organization in Syria and Iraq.

France Press Agency quoted the Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs Jeppe Kofod as tweeting that “We owe absolutely nothing to foreign fighters who went to Syria and Iraq to fight for ISIS. This is why we are now taking measures against the access of foreign fighters to consular assistance by the foreign ministry and Danish representations abroad."

“Denmark should not be forced to help people who turned their backs on us and who pose a threat to Denmark’s security," he said.

 Consular assistance usually consists of prison visits and discussions with local authorities about detention conditions.

Hamda Mustafa