UK Worried about British Jihadists in Syria - with Reason

(Economist-UK) Intelligence sources reckon that about 100 British Muslims are fighting in Syria, mostly for extreme Islamist groups, and worries are growing about what they might do when they come back to Britain. A study of jihadists between 1990 and 2010 by Thomas Hegghammer, an expert on violent extremism at Stanford University, suggests that only about one in nine returning foreign fighters tries to launch attacks in the West. But their plots are more likely to succeed and twice as likely to kill people than those planned by terrorists who have never fought abroad.

2013-05-03 00:00:00

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