WHAT YOU SAID: If you're in ISIS, don't come back

GLADSTONE residents have strong opinions when it comes to whether an Australian citizen has the right to come home after serving as a terrorist overseas.

We hit the streets and posed the question to 20 members of the community, each with very different views on what we should do with those returning.

Some, like Sue Turner, would rather see these individuals re-educated and reintroduced back into Australian society.

"They've obviously been brainwashed so we can brainwash them back again surely," she said.

"Just like with ex-drug addicts who are brought back into society.

"Why can't they do that? People do silly things all the time when they are young."

Others weren't so understanding like Gladstone RSL president Roy Aiton.

"In my eyes they aren't welcome back," he said.

"You need to take pride in your country and if you aren't going to fight for us, instead against us you can forget about coming back.

"The Anzacs fought too hard for our freedom."

Gordon Turner agreed and said it was obvious that these individuals should have their citizenship revoked.

"If you are patriotic you shouldn't be fighting forces of our own country," he said.

"It's just like the saying; the enemy of my enemy is my enemy.

"Once they've done that, they've left the foal. With ISIS, they don't care about the public's opinion."

Our opinion survey comes just a week after three major terror attacks happened overseas in France, Tunisia and Kuwait proving no one is immune to the threat of terror.



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