10,000 Europeans could be waging jihad by year-end: France PM

As many as 10,000 Europeans could be waging jihad in Iraq and Syria by the end of this year, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls warned March 8, a three-fold increase on current numbers.

“There are 3,000 Europeans in Iraq and Syria today. When you do a projection for the months to come, there could be 5,000 before summer and 10,000 before the end of the year,” Valls told French television channel iTele.

“Do you realise the threat that this represents?” he asked.

He said there were around 1,400 people who were either already in these conflict zones, who had come back from there or who were planning to go.

“There have already been nearly 90 French people who have died out there with a weapon in their hand, fighting against our own values,” Valls said…

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  • Ed

    These “Europeans” going to the Middle East… More of a home coming than exodus, no?

    • Rosenmops

      …nearly 90 French people who have died out there…

      “French” people.

  • canminuteman

    I’m not seeing a down side here, just don’t let them back. Valls is an idiot. you can see that they are running out of ideas.

    • winniec

      They hurt a lot of local people who don’t deserve to suffer. Have some thoughtfulness.

  • granny47

    Let them go, that’s where they belong. They should never have been allowed into western nations in the first place!

  • Ron MacDonald

    Fortunately, within the next several months many of them will be dead.

  • Jay Currie

    One way door…

    But the dim bulbs of the establishment can’t imagine turning these Thugs away if they survive.

    • winniec

      The rule of law, old boy. Civilized behaviour. We are different from the savages.

  • winniec

    ISIS…it has EVERYTHING to do with Islam.
    Normative, foundational Islam, rather than an aberration.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Either they get killed or pressed into sex slavery over there. Or they don’t and just keep raping and killing one another. Or, they survive to return home and be community organizers who burn down large parts of Europe.

    I really don’t see a down side.