Taking a Jihadi Vacation
“The United States has already dealt with American immigrants fighting on behalf of Al-Qaeda in Somalia. For years, the FBI has been trying to unlock the secrets of what ABC News describes as “a recruiting pipeline from the Twin Cities”
European Muslims Traveling to Syria to Fight ‘Holy War’
29 Apr 2013, 12:12 PM
With America battling the threat of Islamist terrorism from within, Europe is experiencing a dangerous phenomenon of its own: exporting of Islamism from Europe to the Middle East. According to the Associated Press, European mayors are now attempting to limit the travel of their citizens to Syria to fight “holy war” against the Assad regime in Syria. The AP reports: “Through much of western Europe, scores of Islamic youths have heeded the call to take up arms for a cause that is only a few hours away by plane. The phenomenon has alarmed authorities amid signs that the insurgency is becoming increasingly radicalized, with strong infiltration by al-Qaida.”
COMMENT/ANALYSIS: While the article mentions U.S. immigrants fighting in Somalia, it is important to note the increasing number of those entering Syria or the instances of U.S. Muslim converts traveling from the U.S. to commit jihad. These Jihadi Terror Vacations are usually coordinated through cell groups operating through the support of neighborhood mosques.
The concern of terrorism being brought back from the war zones is very much a global issue.
- Why Young European Muslims Are Joining Radical Rebel Groups In Syria (warnewsupdates.blogspot.com)
- Syria’s European Jihadis (nationalreview.com)
- Report: Syria Has Replaced Pakistan And Afghanistan “As Main Destination For Islamists Seeking To Obtain Combat Experience”… (righttruth.typepad.com)
- American jihadi in Somalia tweets photos of alleged ‘assassination attempt’ (globalnews.ca)