I love the Muslim scholar explaining the lure of war -- it's about the macho, don't you know. But the Muslim fighters are stating it plainly -- jihad, sharia and dawah. How many ways must we be told? How many dead is enough to persuade?
"There are many brothers from all around the world." "Australia, Finland, Italians, Americans, British...."
And Obama, of course.
Born and bred in the UK, 23-year-old Ifthekar Jaman from Hampshire tells Richard Watson why he traveled to Syria to fight with Al Qaida-linked ISIS. He supported the principle of jihad before he left the UK.
"I was already a jihadi [while in the UK] I understood I was on the jihadi path. Where it all began? It began from the book. And I read this and in there you see what jihad is about.
I used to be scared of the word jihad, I once went to my sister when I was young I said to her, I saw it in the book and it said fighting. And my sister said to me jihad means what you have in your heart, what you did in your heart.
This is what I was taught. It wasn't taught to me that Islam is peace and there's no fighting.
It is peace but it requires fighting.
The duty of a Muslim is to love jihad.
One of the sayings of the prophet peace be upon him whoever does not go jihad or doesn't even talk about it dies with the characteristic of of hypocrisy.
I am actually a Muslim following the way I should be.
Video thanks to Bradley.