Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Second French brother killed in Syria jihad

The family that wages jihad together dies together.  Two more European Christians, in this case two brothers, who converted to Islam were used as cannon fodder to fight in the grand jihad.


Second French brother killed in Syria jihad

Published: 07 Jan 2014 10:01 GMT+01:00
Updated: 07 Jan 2014 10:01 GMT+01:00

A young Frenchman, who converted to Islam, has died fighting in Syria just months after his half-brother was killed in the same conflict, their father revealed on Monday. The family said they found out about their second son's death by text message.

Nicolas Bons, a young convert to Islam from a comfortable middle class French background, has died fighting in Syria barely four months after his half-brother met the same fate, their father said on Monday.

In a story that has provoked bewilderment, the mother of 30-year-old Nicolas was informed by text message from the frontline that her son had been "martyred" on December 22 in a suicide truck bombing in the Syrian province of Homs, the father, Gerard Bons, told AFP by phone from his home in French Guiana.

Nicolas's half-brother Jean-Daniel had died in fighting at the start of August. He was 22 and had been introduced to radical Islam by Nicolas, who had himself announced his conversion to his parents in 2009.

Nicolas's personal journey mirrors that of many of the increasing number of converts to Islam who have signed up for jihad, or holy war.

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