Counter-Terrorism: Europeans Join al Qaeda


June 23, 2008:  The buzz in Pakistan's tribal areas is that there are several dozen European converts to Islam, up in the hills, attending terrorist training sessions in al Qaeda and Taliban camps. The men, and possibly one or more women, enter the tribal areas as tourists, but are later spotted travelling with known Islamic terrorists.


Several European converts to Islam have been arrested, in Europe, in the last year, for taking part in plots to carry out terrorist attacks. Al Qaeda has long discussed the advantages of training European and American converts to be terrorists. No American converts are known to be taking part in this training program.



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