Shalom Life | October 14, 2014

French Source Reports That "More Jews Have Joined ISIS"

French government official claims that several Jews have left the country to join the terrorist organization

By: Daniel Koren

Published: October 13th, 2014 in News » World

You undoubtedly have a perplexed look on your face as a result of reading that headline, but, according to what a French government official told the country's Channel 2 News, there are actually Jews out there who have left their homes for Syria and/or Iraq, to join the radical terrorist organization known as ISIS.

Given the fact that ISIS is content with murdering members of other religions, especially Jews, it's a very troubling piece of news that a lot of people in the Jewish community are having a tough deal comprehending.

Following reports that claimed a French Jewish woman joined the Islamic State, the government official mentioned data from the French Internal Affairs Bureau which suggests that more Jews have joined since her.

"There are over 1,000 French citizens who have joined the radical organization, and we hold unceasing discussions regarding ways in which we could prevent that, including revocation of rights. According to the information we have, some of them are of Jewish origin, and some are Jews converted to Islam. It is important to note that according to our estimations, it isn't but a small amount of people, and the phenomenon does not constitute a concerning tendency," the official said.

Of course, the French government is looking to locate all of their citizens who joined ISIS, regardless of their religion.

"We do not look at the religion but at the state – if they are French, our data suggests that they have isolated themselves from their local communities, living a secular life; however we are still in the stage of confirming this information."

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