‘Twice as Many’ British Muslims Fighting for ISIS Than in UK Armed Forces


ISIS video still
A still from the ISIS video featuring Cardiff students Reyaad Khan, 20, Nasser Muthana, also 20, and his younger brother Aseel, 17.

There are now more than twice as many British Muslims fighting for Islamic State than there are serving in the British armed forces, according to a British Member of Parliament (MP).

Khalid Mahmood, the MP for Perry Barr in Birmingham, estimates that at least 1,500 young British Muslims have been recruited by extremists fighting in Iraq and Syria in the last three years.

Mahmood told Newsweek that this figure had been building since the start of the Syrian conflict: “If you look across the whole of the country, and the various communities involved, 500 going over each year would be a conservative estimate.”

http://www.newsweek.com/twice-many-british-muslims-fighting-isis-armed-forces-265865?utm_content=bufferedab1&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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