Saturday, January 31, 2015

These Are The Countries Where Foreign Jihadists Are Coming From To Join The Islamic State

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Washington Post: Map: How the flow of foreign fighters to Iraq and Syria has surged since October

WNU Editor: That is a lot of Jihadists going to a conflict zone ... but my gut is telling me that the numbers are probably higher .... much higher. Al Qaeda was able to attract over 20,000 supporters when they were in Afghanistan before 9/11 .... but the Islamic State has the benefits of controlling a lot of territory, a slick and effective communications network over the internet, and the support of affiliated cells in other countries.They are also located in the center of the Middle East with multiple points of entry to enter their territory .... Al Qaeda was basically in southern Afghanistan near Kandahar where the only way to get to them was through Pakistan.