Muslim Militants from Europe Drawn to Iraq

(London Times; 4 Nov 03) Iraq is becoming a magnet and proving ground for young Muslims from Europe. "Since the end of the war, there has been a large movement of people motivated by Islamic extremism from Germany and the rest of Europe toward Iraq," said a German security official. "They're people who want to fight a jihad (holy war)," he said. (AP/Newsday) See also Britons Join Attacks on Allied Troops in Iraq Handpicked groups of British Muslims are among the increasing number of foreign fighters slipping into Iraq to join terrorist attacks against coalition troops.

2003-11-05 00:00:00

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