Belgians Joining Isis

MARCH 10, 2016

KAREN DECOSTER

A measure of the extent of young people turning to radicalism is the number who have been convinced to go to Syria to fight on the side of Islamist factions, including IS. An estimated 300 fighters have gone to Syria from Belgium; the number for the UK, with about five times the population, is 700. Of major concern is what happens if and when those fighters return.

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