“The government has largely failed to stop more than 250 Americans who have traveled overseas to join or tried to join terrorist groups, including the Islamic State group, a new congressional study concluded on Tuesday.” Why was it the government’s responsibility? Why isn’t it the responsibility of Muslim communities in the U.S.? Why does not a single mosque or Islamic school in the U.S. have a program to teach young Muslim reject the Islamic State’s understanding of Islam, despite the fact that they ostensibly reject that understanding? How many Muslims from the U.S. must go to the Islamic State before American lawmakers and law enforcement officials begin to call upon Muslims in the U.S. to institute programs or face the scrutiny from law enforcement that should ensue from their not having them?
“Congress Claims US Has Failed to Stop Americans from Joining ISIL’s Jihad,” Associated Press, October 4, 2015:
Share WASHINGTON (AP) – The government has largely failed to stop more than 250 Americans who have traveled overseas to join or tried to join terrorist groups, including the Islamic State group, a new congressional study concluded on Tuesday.
“The United States joins with the worldwide community to urge all parties in Iraq and Syria and the global community to respect and protect archaeological, historic, religious and cultural sites, including museums and archives, and reaffirm that all those who destroy important cultural property must be held accountable”, the State Department said in its release.
Oh, good. That will stop the Islamic State from destroying any more ancient Roman and Assyrian artifacts. They wouldn’t want to risk the wrath of the State Department!
More than 25,000 foreigners have flocked to Syria and Iraq since 2011 to fight with ISIS and other Islamist terrorist groups, according to US estimates.
…The foreign fighter travel to the region has increased greatly. Among European nations, Britain emerged as the highest supplier of jihadi [sic], with more than 1000 Britishers travelling to Iraq and Syria, and turning militants.
What a moronic story, even for AP. “Britishers” didn’t travel to the Islamic State, but rather Muslims from Britain who considered themselves anything but British, but rather enemies of the British and citizens only of the global caliphate. And if they hadn’t already been “militants,” they wouldn’t have gone. AP’s story gives the impression of moderate British Muslims venturing naively into the war zone, where the horrors of their surroundings quickly “radicalized” them. Nonsense.
As of July, the IS – also identified as Daesh, ISIS and ISIL – has brought in $8 million to $10 million dollars each month through its smuggling of oil and gas throughout Iraq and Syria. It did not provide details on the several dozen who have sneaked back into the United States without being arrested or monitored. It noted that several people were identified and arrested this year trying to return to the United States.
Not only has the United States-led coalition failed to check the growth of ISIS, but the world elite seem to be losing the propaganda war as well. “Gaping security weaknesses overseas-especially in Europe-are putting the USA homeland in danger by making it easier for aspiring foreign fighters to migrate to terrorist hotspots and for jihadists to return to the West”….