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‘More UK Muslims join ISIS than army’

20 Aug, 2014

isis-video-stillKhalid Mahmood, the MP for Perry Barr in Birmingham, estimates that there are twice as many UK Muslims fighting for ISIS as there are in the army. He says at least 1,500 young British Muslims have been recruited by extremists fighting in Iraq and Syria in the last three years, and recruitment has increased since the start of the conflict:

If you look across the whole of the country, and the various communities involved, 500 going over each year would be a conservative estimate.