More British Muslims Fighting for ISIS Than British Armed Forces


Let this sink in for a minute: there are now more than twice as many British Muslims fighting for Islamic State than there are serving in the British armed forces.

That terrifying fact was reported by Newsweek and USA Today. According to British Member of Parliament Khalid Mahmood, at least 1,500 young British Muslims have been recruited by extremists in Iraq and Syria over the last three years.

“If you look across the whole of the country, and the various communities involved, 500 going over each year would be a conservative estimate,” Mahmood told Newsweek.

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The Ministry of Defense reported only around 600 British Muslims currently serving in the Armed Forces, making up approximately around 0.4% of total personnel. 4.3% of the British population are Muslim.

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The terrorist who beheaded American journalist James Foley in a video released this week spoke with a British accent. The problem of British jihadists is apparently not a new one.

“This is something we have been tracking and dealing with for many, many months and I don’t think this video changes anything,” United Kingdom Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond told USA Today. “It just heightens awareness of a situation which is very grave.”

More than 100 Americans have joined the jihad in Syria to fight alongside Sunni terrorists according to U.S. Intelligence

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