It was reported recently that some European states arrested “jihadi exporting cell” members and intercepted would-be jihadis on their way to fight in Syria. Also, in Britain a couple of weeks ago, there were reports of the arrest of a British jihadi who had just returned from Syria after undergoing extensive training in bomb making skills. Another was held after training as a sniper. More jihadis were also reported in the United States and were being held for questioning. It seems the zest for jihad is increasing among these young men many of whom are first-generation immigrants.
The civil war in Syria has no connection with the Islamic concept of “jihad,” The word “jihad” in Islam is not meant for warfare.Khaled Almaeena