“We make war so we are war.’‘ That, some would say chilling quotation, came from a young man in the Netherlands who has converted to Islam. He has seen many of his friends leave to take up arms in the bloody conflict in Syria.
In Amsterdam leaders in the Muslim community are deeply concerned by the exodus of more than 100 young men to the war-torn country which has become the number one destination for jihadists.
Does the civil conflict pose a major terrorist threat to Europe? ‘On The Frontline’ confronts the issues behind the exodus of fighters to Syria and what it means for Europe. We speak with a former Islamist extremist and counter-terrorism expert.