ISIS’ Stay-at-Home Radicals

Across Europe and America, governments and intelligence officials are struggling to address the problem of Western Muslims who join the jihad in Syria – and then come back home again. But in the process, they may be missing the bigger threat: the ones who never left.

Counterterrorism experts agree that the danger posed by returning jihadists is significant: already radicalized before they joined groups like the Al Nusra Front and the Islamic State (IS or ISIS), they are now well-trained in the practice of terrorist warfare. Unlike most Westerners, they have overcome any discomfort they may have previously felt about killing or confronting death. Chances are, they’ve already done it.

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  • Etobicoke Gladiator (EG)

    Islam is the gift of multiCULTuralism that keeps on giving! A national referendum on immigration, or province by province in Canada, is required to keep out the barbarians, the polygamy, the honour killings, the violence, the _____ and _____! *sigh*

    I’m old enough to remember a time when immigrants were just that, immigrants, and not conquerors!

    • winniec

      Death Cult-uralism. Most Muslims pretend they do not secretly admire the jihadists.

    • The old romanticized notions of immigration that our political and chattering classes cling to have to be discarded. Today we have settlers, not immigrants.

  • pdxnag

    Soft targets everywhere. It is like hitting a vein of gold for a pious Muslim, except this one runs red with infidel blood.