Lockdowns “powered the intensive consumption of jihadist propaganda”

Expresso reports today that Covid lockdowns have, in the end, created another headache for authorities: “provisional data from the annual report of internal security (RASI) reveals that Covid-19 confinements powered the intensive consumption of jihadist propaganda, overwhelmingly among young people. The phenomenon is European, but also Portuguese”. The paper adds that security services are concerned that the few Portuguese left alive who fought for ISIS in Syria could be planning to return to Portugal. There are also concerns that family members of the 14 Portuguese fighters known to have been in Syria couldtry and make their ways back here. These family members are currently being held in camps in northern Syria.