Let’s hope they end(ed) up under some of those bombs dropped by US jets.
900 French citizens recruited to Islamic State jihad
“There are today nearly 900 from France who are part of this phenomenon, either in the theatre of operations in Syria or in Iraq.” This reflects rather seriously upon what is taught in mosques in France. Is there any investigation into that? If not, why not?
“Iraq Crisis: 900 French Citizens Recruited to Islamic State Jihad in Middle East,” by Gianluca Mezzofiore, International Business Times, August 13, 2014:
France’s interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve has stated that nearly 900 French citizens have travelled to the Middle East to fight on the side of Islamist groups in Syria and Iraq and some have joined the Islamic State militias.
“There are today nearly 900 from France who are part of this phenomenon, either in the theatre of operations in Syria or in Iraq. There are presumably some in Iraq because the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, which recruited them, takes them to all the places where it is engaged in combat,” Cazeneuve told France Info radio.
Cazeneuve also announced that France has received hundreds of asylum applications from Iraqi Christians fleeing violence at the hands of the jihadists in the war-torn country.
The development came after the Vatican appealed to Muslim leaders to “unambiguously denounce and condemn” the barbaric practices of the Islamic State against Christians and Yazidis in Iraq. PopeFrancis has been vocal in criticising attacks against Christians after 100,000 of them were reported to have fled their homes in Iraq because of the Sunni militants’ threat.
More here. H/T: Buck