Once again the myth -- the lie -- is blown to smithereens. Literally. Affluent, educated -- none of the bogus excuses apologists make for jihad can be made for this convert. Or millions of others waging jihad.
The only misunderstanders of Islam are those who are looking for any motive other than the actual motive -- waging holy war in the cause of Islam.
"Syria jihad takes life of second French brother" By François Ausseill (AFP), January 7, 2014 (thanks to The Religion of Peace via Halal Pork Shop)
Toulouse — Nicolas Bons, a young convert to Islam from a comfortable middle class French background, has died fighting in Syria barely four months after his half-brother met the same fate, their father said Monday.
In a story that has provoked bewilderment, the mother of 30-year-old Nicolas was informed by text message from the frontline that her son had been "martyred" on December 22 in a suicide truck bombing in the Syrian province of Homs, the father, Gerard Bons, told AFP by phone from his home in French Guiana.
Nicolas's half-brother Jean-Daniel had died in fighting at the start of August. He was 22 and had been introduced to radical Islam by Nicolas, who had himself announced his conversion to his parents in 2009.
Nicolas's personal journey mirrors that of many of the increasing number of converts to Islam who have signed up for jihad, or holy war.