The Real Jihadist Threat No One Is Watching

Most people can tell you who the potential jihadists are, especially the ones in Europe and the USA. You can point them out in a group: they are immigrants, or more often, the children of immigrants, who came from the Middle East or North Africa. They often converse among one another in Arabic. Many want to join the Islamic State and other terror groups in Syria, or have gone and since returned. They are mostly men, usually around age 20 or less, and have grown up feeling alienated from the societies in which they live.

Most of this is wrong.

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  • Hard Little Machine

    none holier than the convert

    • Alain

      Or more zealous.

  • bargogx1

    None of this suprises me in the least. It’s one thing to be born into this destructive ideology, but to actually choose it takes a “special’ kind of person.

    • mobuyus

      I think that’s what’s called a fucken retard.

  • Watchman

    If a convert is four times as likely to be a potential jihadist, that implies that one quarter of muslims as just as likely to be as much of a potential jihadist as the convert. Strangely enough that doesn’t make me feel any better since the actual numbers of converts is small compared to the number of born muslims.

    If 17% of converts have in the Netherlands have joined the Caliphate, and this is six times as high as a born-muslims, then ≈3% of the born-muslims are joining the Caliphate, again probably much higher in actual numbers than the 17% of converts.

    So it is with other figures given. None of these makes me confident that we are any safer because a higher percentage of converts hate the West.