Recently, three New York men were arrested by the FBI, suspected of trying to join ISIS. A day later, Jihadi John was revealed as a recruit from UK. So how many foreign fighters have joined ISIS and why?
‘Jihadi John’: Islamic State killer is identified as Londoner Mohammed Emwazi
“The world knows him as “Jihadi John,” the masked man with a British accent who has beheaded several hostages held by the Islamic State and who taunts audiences in videos circulated widely online.”
Foreign Fighters in Syria
“The Soufan Group has provided this paper against a background of increasing international concern about the flow of foreign fighters into Syria and their possible actions on return.”
Islamic Extremism and the Rise of ISIS
“And I’m very pleased to be joined by two distinguished participants today for this media conference call on how Islamic extremism has fueled the rise of militant groups like ISIS, otherwise known as ISIL or the Islamic State, as they now refer to themselves.”
Why Are Women Joining ISIS?
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