Jihad Joris: Dutch Converts Waging Jihad in Syria and Iraq

In mid 2012, the European intelligence and security community was confronted with a sudden outflow of citizens traveling to Syria, and later to Iraq. Quickly after its violent escalation in 2011, the Syrian uprising seemed to attract large numbers of religiously motivated combatants from all over the world. The Netherlands was no exception as the flow of foreign fighters travelling to Syria and Iraq had grown from a few dozen in late 2012 and early 2013 to nearly 300 in 2017.

Although the academic interest for the phenomenon has increased over the course of the past years, the amount of systematic analysis of who these men and women are seems to linger – with few, yet valuable, exceptions.

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  • Shebel

    My sweet Jesus-
    Those people sure are ugly.

  • Shebel

    Is it the drought, starvation or Islam that is forcing these animals to migrate?

  • Shebel

    Must be climate change .

  • Shebel

    Did you ever notice how these darkie males like to wear sunglasses ,caps and hoodies? Not like it will hide their identity.
    They ALL look the fucking same.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Hopefully when they return home they can continue with their wonderful work. At least, they should be elected to their respective governments