In my book Onward Muslim Soldiers, I discuss the fact that many jihadists travel from country to country, seeking to fight in the latest jihad — and giving the lie to the common assumption that jihad conflicts around the world are actually just a series of nationalistic struggles.
“Iranians volunteer to fight Jihad against Israel,” from AP, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) “” Surrounded by yellow Hezbollah flags, more than 60 Iranian volunteers set off Wednesday to join what they called a holy war against Israeli forces in Lebanon.
The group “” ranging from teenagers to grandfathers “” plans to join about 200 other volunteers on the way to the Turkish border, which they hope to cross Thursday. They plan to reach Lebanon via Syria on the weekend.
Organizers said the volunteers are carrying no weapons, and it was not clear whether Turkey would allow them to pass.
If Turkey lets them pass, it will once again demonstrate its unfitness for EU membership.