Thursday, August 21, 2014

British Muslims Would Rather Join ISIS Than the British Armed Forces

Despite years of being assured by politicians and the media that Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance, British Muslims show that they aren't buying it.
Three British Muslims fighting for the Islamic State
Newsweek—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.”

According to the Ministry of Defence, there are only around 600 British Muslims currently serving in the Armed Forces, making up approximately around 0.4% of total personnel. 4.3% of the British population are Muslim.

The UK Foreign Office said that they believe over 400 individuals have travelled to Syria since the uprising began, but said that they could not give exact numbers.

However Mahmood described such low estimates as “nonsense” and said that the British government was failing to deal with the problem of home-grown extremists. “We’ve not concentrated on the prevention work, we haven’t invested enough in de-radicalisation. It’s tragic, somebody’s got to wake up to it.”

The role of British jihadists fighting in the Middle East has been brought into sharp focus after Islamic State released a video showing the apparent beheading of US journalist James Foley by a masked jihadist who spoke with a British accent. (Continue Reading.)
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bob morane said...

western countries will wake up with isis, that's a good point

Radical Moderate said...

Muslims can no longer hide from the truth.

christ follower said...

It's is so said that Muslim people are going to Iraq and Syria for fight and killing innocent Christians and willing to die for sake of Islam . They left easiest way of living which there for fathers immigrated for here in west.but we West can not stand for killing of innocent people in Iraq and Pakistan. God please wake up West.

Steve said...

Looks like Prime Minister Cameron is at it again in his defence of Islam :-( Take a look at