Six of them were converts to Islam, illustrating, as French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says here, the Islamic State’s “formidable ability to indoctrinate.” In a sane society, intelligence officials would be studying that ability to indoctrinate and formulating ways to counter it. Instead, all — all — Western governments have committed themselves to the fiction that the Islamic State has nothing to do with Islam, and that they need not undertake any study of its ideology — waving it away as un-Islamic is enough for Valls, Cameron, Obama and the rest.
“Seven French Nationals Guilty of Suicide Attacks for ISIS,” Arutz Sheva, April 13, 2015 (thanks to Block Ness):
France’s prime minister revealed Monday that seven French nationals or residents, including six converts to Islam, had committed suicide attacks in Syria and Iraq.
Speaking in parliament as he defended controversial draft spy laws, Manuel Valls said that of the hundreds of French people who had made their way to Islamic State-held territory, seven had died staging the suicide operations.
“The youngest was not yet 20,” he said.
“Is Daesh (ISIS) deliberately sacrificing these types of people as a matter of priority? Do the candidates for suicide attacks have to prove their ideological zeal to vouch for their conversion?” Valls said. “In any case, this illustrates Daesh’s formidable ability to indoctrinate.”
On Monday, MPs debated whether to allow spies to hoover up data from suspected jihadists.
Valls’s comments came a day after French daily Le Figaro published an interview with EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova, who said that an estimated 5,000 to 6,000 Europeans were fighting with jihadist groups in Syria….