Young European converts are swelling the ranks of Islamic State
Flocking of foreigners to Syria and Iraq is unprecedented, expert tells Haaretz.
The long arm of the brutal Islamic State organization is reaching into the European continent and further afield, drawing growing numbers of young disaffected citizens to its more-radical-than-al-Qaida ranks. Many of these foreigners, say European researchers, are young converts to Islam who are likely to fall prey to particularly extremist interpretations of the religion.
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