11,000 Muslims from 70 nations waging jihad in Syria? That's a whole lotta misunderstandin' going on.
But Muslim supremacist groups like Hamas-CAIR tells us to pay no attention to the jihadi behind the curtain. "CAIR is working toward the day when being Muslim carries a positive connotation in society and Islam has an equal place among many faiths in America's pluralistic society. This goal will be achieved not by reacting to daily events, but by having programs in place to foster mutual understanding." In other words, ignore the slaughter in the cause of Islam. Ignore the daily reports of jihad here and abroad, and instead submit to their training and dawah.
Will the islamophobia never end? ™ Robert Spencer
Report: Up to 11,000 foreign fighters from 70 nations are in Syria Special to WorldTribune.com
LONDON — The foreign fighters presence in the Sunni revolt in Syria has reached as many as 11,000, a report said.
The International Center for the Study of Radicalization estimated that between 3,300 and 11,000 foreigners have joined the Sunni revolt against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
In a report, the London-based center said the fighters came from than 70 countries, including European Union members.
“We estimate that — from late 2011 to 10 December 2013 — between 3,300 and 11,000 individuals have gone to Syria to fight against the Assad government,” the report said. “These figures include those who are currently present [in Syria] as well as those who have since returned home, been arrested or killed.”
The report, based on 1,500 sources, said Arabs and Europeans comprised up to 80 percent the foreign fighters in Syria. The center also cited Islamist recruits from Africa, Canada, the United States, the former Yugoslavia and the former Soviet Union.
“Individuals from Middle Eastern countries continue to represent the majority of foreign fighters — around 70 percent,” the report said. “We estimate that up to 6,774 non-Syrian Arabs and an additional 523 non-Arabs from the [wider] region have gone to Syria.”