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.