Media outlets and government circles cringe when trying to understand why Westerners leave the West to go fight in Syria and Iraq with the Islamic State. While calculating accurate numbers wildly diverges from source to source, there is no doubt that the fact that ANYONE at all wants to leave and join ISIL/DAESH makes the U.S. and EU both uncomfortable and perplexed.
It has been mooted that the terrorists who committed the attacks in Sydney Ottawa, New york and Paris were criminals.
"Most' are but but 'many' are not. In fact some are well educated and 'normal' law abiding citizens who get radicalized and then go off...Merah, Kouachi Bros andTsarnaev's had rap sheets but some like the Glasgow airport bombers
On Orthodox Christmas Wednesday 7 January 2015 10 French journalists and 2 were French policemen were murdered and 11 other innocent people have been wounded, some critically by 3 Wahhabi Salafi terrorists. French President Francois Hollande has labelled this terrorist attack on the offices of French magazine #CharlieHebdoas an exceptional act of barbarity.