Sunday, November 2, 2014

Dutch Intel: The Growth of Professional Jihadism

In 2010 the Dutch jihadist movement began a process of far-reaching change, when several jihadists were prevented from leaving the Netherlands to join fellow jihadists in Pakistan and Somalia. The networks had to improve their modus operandi, leading to a wholesale internal professionalization.
This conclusion and the recent case in Canada (source) questions the wisdom of preventing Jihadists from travelling to their place of deployment.  It was entirely predictable that this policy would produce unwanted effects.