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ISIS' Foreign Fighters
British Member of ISIS: The UK Is Afraid I'll Come Home

It’s not just governments worldwide that are sounding the alarm about foreign members of ISIS coming home: now the jihadists are doing it themselves. The Telegraph reports that one 20-year-old British bomber has recently tweeted a series of threats aimed at his homeland—and the evidence that he can make good on them:

A British schoolboy-turned jihadist who appeared in a recruitment video for Islamist militants in Syria has apparently boasted online of blowing up a building with his own homemade bombs.

A Twitter account believed to belong to Nasser Muthana displayed before-and-after photographs of a building at a Syrian army base that had been reduced to rubble.

In early July he posted an image of a stack of improvised explosive devices in a garage.

In the latest message he boasted: “Army base buildings before and after, I’m getting good with these bombs.”

The photo of the homemade explosives, reproduced by the South Wales Evening Post:

With about 2,000 European passport holders fighting for ISIS in the Middle East, more countries may soon have to consider the sort of measures to contain the problem that Indonesia recently implemented.

A war-weary West may be sick of hearing about, much less dealing with, the troubles in the Middle East. But to paraphrase Trotsky, just because you are not interested in ISIS, does not mean ISIS is not interested in you.

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  • Gene

    The first half of the 21st century might be known to future historians as the age when reality crushed a whole lot of human fantasies. In the long run that might be seen as a good thing but only at the cost of great suffering.

    • Corlyss

      We should be so lucky! Some fantasies seem to be hard-wired in the human brain.

    • FriendlyGoat

      If you actually explained with specificity what you’re forecasting in vague generalities, it would make us all sick.

  • ShadrachSmith

    To understand the impact of Islam, think of thousands of individual starlings forming a great flowing murmuration across the sky.

    Each of those starlings is an iman or iman wannabe. Without an overall plan they form a complex, cohesive, and ever changing unity. They don’t know what they are doing, and they don’t care. It is just the comfort and joy of the experience that they seek.

  • Corlyss

    Personally I think fighting for an Islamist group should be defined legally as evidence of per se treason and punishable by loss of citizenship and immediate deportation. The civil rights pimps would go nuts but it is high time we started taking the young id*io^ts seriously and not as counseling problems. Our attitude toward them is simply mystifying! It bears a discernible similarity to that dimwitted DeBlasio’s determined efforts to render NYC residents completely defenseless against the Forces of Chaos that privious administrations had wrestled back into their cages for 25 years.

    • LarryD

      I think a lot of Progressives can’t handle harsh realities like Islamism, so they engage in clinical level denial. Including the defense mechanism of projecting the threat they can’t handle upon people they don;t like. I.e., conservatives, et al. Hence we have the DHS vigorously investigating our veterans, the tea party, etc.

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