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Japanese journalist denies allegation he is IS sympathizer

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By MARI YAMAGUCHI

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“I’m fundamentally against the belief of the Islamic State group ... That is not the Islam that I believe in.”

And yet you are still alive, where so many others who profess the exact same beliefs were murdered by IS.

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He denies the allegations yet call them his friends and was close to few of the men in charge. Let him go back there to live happily ever after. Don't send them a ransom when they finally decide to turn on him.

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Oct. 27 after he was going through a security check and found to be carrying a key chain with an IS logo. He said it was given to him by a bus passenger on an earlier reporting trip. He said he kept it hoping to trace its origin.

Right....given to him as a sign of brotherhood and trust, to be shown to other IS members to prove allegiance.

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I am not surprised they suspected Tsuneoka being a sympathizer of IS. Tsuneoka was investigated in 2014 by the Japanese police with a suspicion that he tried to undertake a role of introduction of a Japanese college student to an IS leader. The student wanted to join IS.

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Oh really. Was he convicted, or not? If not, why bother?

Because the standard for conviction is high.

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“I hope to go back,”

Let him go, then revoke his passport

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So they let him back in? How can they not even detain him for de briefing? Japan has a lot to learn about counter terrorism.

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eh.. why deported? Throw him in jail or treat him like war prisoner.

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roughneckNOV. 11, 2016 - 10:44AM JST

Send him to Guantanamo for a year.

Guantanamo is nothing Americans should be proud of. It is a living proof of crime against humanity no less flagrant than Abu Ghraib.

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I know some reporters have been prohibited from entering Syria because it is a conflict country. One or 2 even had passports blocked. So why is Iraq permitted?

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IS keychain with logo? Just shows how IS not only used technology but also old fashioned marketing to recruit.

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And yet you are still alive, where so many others who profess the exact same beliefs were murdered by IS.

Are you for condemning somebody on the ground of "being alive" or what ? Either there are evidences he is supporting Daesh or there are not. Apparently he was arrested because carrying a keychain, we are no very far to the crime of thought...

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What does J.govt say?!

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SchopenhauerNOV. 11, 2016 - 07:57AM JST

Tsuneoka was investigated in 2014 by the Japanese police

Oh really. Was he convicted, or not? If not, why bother?

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Send him to Guantanamo for a year.

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Let him there. Block hin from coming back

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