All the cool kids are doing it.
Travelling to Syria to fight for al-Qaeda is “in vogue” among young British Muslims, the director of the European Union’s crime intelligence agency said.
Rob Wainwright, who heads Europol, warned that “multiple thousands” of young Muslim men may have travelled to Syria to fight for al-Qaeda-linked groups.
He said many were using the internet to research their visits to the war zone and then to boast about their exploits.
In an interview with The Telegraph, Mr Wainwright said European Muslim men were being radicalised in Syria by terrorist groups including al-Qaeda-linked fighters.
He said the issue was a “top priority” for police forces across Europe.