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August 31, 2014 - 2:15 pm

Reports this past week identified two Americans – Douglas McCain from San Diego and Abdiraaman Muhumad from Minneapolis — who were killed by Syrian rebel groups last weekend as they were fighting with ISIS.

A new claim was made on a Syrian rebel Twitter feed this morning saying that an additional three Americans have been killed fighting with ISIS near Ghouta.

A video purporting to show the three dead Americans was posted on Youtube (WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO):

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Yet another American from Florida, Moner Mohammad Abusalha, conducted a suicide bombing for Jabhat al-Nusra — the official Al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria — back in May.

An article in the current issue of The Economist reports on Western foreign fighters joining jihadist groups in Syria and Iraq. The following graphic included in that article estimates that 70 Americans are currently fighting there, though other estimates have indicated that more than one hundred may be in the area.

20140830_MAC990_595GRAPHIC: The Economist

 

Patrick Poole is a national security and terrorism correspondent for PJMedia. Follow me on Twitter.
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Any "American" who dies fighting for ISIS, good riddance.
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The Western countries who push "diversity" have been glorifying Islam while denigrating Christianity and Judaism. Now, their young people are joining "religion of peace activists" in Syria and Iraq to help with the be-headings. Soon, these guys will return to their "home" countries, looking to practice their new skills. There are more than 2100 mosques in the US and over 1600 in Britain. Looks like interesting days ahead. www.why-israel.com
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Stop calling them Americans. Whether they were born here or immigrated, whether they were citizens or not, they were not Americans. They were Muslims who happened to live in America.
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Can we help more jihadi travel to their demise? Three isn't nearly enough.
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Oh Happy Day!
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Good riddance!
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Islam is comprehensive: a religion, legal code, how to behave, a dress code, and a menu (no watermelon, please). Muslim primary loyalty is to Islam. The Constitution is followed only where it does not disagree with Islam (guided by Taqiyya). Muslims are socially and politically indigestible, similar to Doukhobors or Communist Party Members.

Young Muslims on the way to the Middle East should be asked about the supremacy of the Koran over the Constitution. If Islam is primary, they cannot be a citizen of a non-Muslim country. They should have their citizenship terminated and replaced with an official acknowledgement of their new citizenship in the Caliphate. Then let them leave.

Muslim refugees will probably retain a primary loyalty to Islam (and not be interested in the Constitution). They should be directed to other countries. Accepting Dhimmi refugees will be profitable because of their language and cultural skills and intimate familiarity with Islam. They would not see being on welfare as righteous extraction of Jizya from the Infidels.
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Winnows down the number we have to prosecute and imprison when they return home.
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I like the term used by Subotai Bahadar (sp?): TWANLOC (Those Who Are No Longer Our Countrymen).
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glad to have them out of the country, and not shedding a tear about those who would side with the enemy and take up arms against Americans in a foreign army.
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It is a good thing for Jihadi's to continue to kill each other.
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Any "American" who dies fighting for ISIS, good riddance.
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No Americans there, no Germans, no Frenchmen, no Danes, etc. --- just Muslims.
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