Blue-Eyed Jihad – By Harald Doornbos and Jenan Moussa | Foreign Policy

The phenomenon of European jihadists flowing into Syria is increasingly attracting the attention of Western security agencies, which fear what they will do when they return home. According to American and European intelligence officials speaking to the New York Times, more Westerners are currently fighting in Syria than in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, or Yemen: The estimates range from 600 to 1,000 fighters. Their primary motivation is religion — the vast majority are white converts to Islam or naturalized immigrants with a Muslim background.

via Blue-Eyed Jihad – By Harald Doornbos and Jenan Moussa | Foreign Policy.

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