By Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch

This is “a three-fold increase on current numbers.” For some reason, the steady stream of articles assuring us that the Islamic State has nothing to do with Islam, and the assurances to that effect from Western leaders, have had no effect on the Muslims from the West who are deciding to go fight for the Islamic State. Now, why is that? Could it be that the Islamic State is more Islamic than anyone wants to admit? Nah — that would be “Islamophobic.”

“PM: ‘10,000 Europeans to wage jihad by year’s end,’” The Local, March 9, 2015:

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As many as 10,000 Europeans could be waging jihad in Iraq and Syria by the end of this year, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls warned on Sunday, a three-fold increase on current numbers.

“There are 3,000 Europeans in Iraq and Syria today. When you do a projection for the months to come, there could be 5,000 before summer and 10,000 before the end of the year,” Valls told French television channel iTele.

“Do you realise the threat that this represents?” he asked.

He said there were around 1,400 people who were either already in these conflict zones, who had come back from there or who were planning to go.

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