Thursday, January 23, 2014

European Jihadists in Syria More and Younger

More proof that the current jihad is global and not just a Middle Eastern problem.  Islam is spreading it's tentacles over the whole world and the West needs to wake up NOW.  The longer we allow the Islamists to advance, the harder and bloodier the fight will be.


European Jihadists in Syria More and Younger

by Soeren Kern
January 23, 2014 at 5:00 am

European security officials say that in recent weeks they have noticed an "alarming acceleration" in the number of European jihadists traveling to Syria to obtain combat experience with Islamist groups linked to al-Qaeda.

    "France, Germany and the U.K. may have the largest foreign fighter contingents in Syria, but Denmark, Norway, Belgium and Austria have contributed a much higher proportion of their population... [and] may have a larger problem on their hands than do their bigger European neighbors." — Thomas Hegghammer, Norwegian political scientist.

Two teenagers from the southern French city of Toulouse have run away from home to become jihadists in Syria.

The youths—both aged 15—are believed to be the youngest-ever European jihadists to join the fighting in Syria since the war there began in March 2011.

The boys are part of an influx of up to 2,000 Europeans—including 700 from France alone—who have traveled to Syria in the hopes of overthrowing the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and replacing it with an Islamic state.

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