The sanguinary war in Syria, among other surprises it has in store for our European civilisation, has also uncovered one more: the thousands of European citizens who are joining Syria’s rebels fighting against the country’s President Bashar al-Assad.

 These “modern Jihadis” are nothing more than Muslims themselves, the sons and grandsons of Muslims. In other words, they are the second and third generation of immigrants who settled in Europe many years ago. 

These young fighters w...

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