Jihadists want more Dutch Muslims fighting in Syria

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The Saudi cleric Abdullah al-Muhaysini has called on Dutch Muslims to go to Syria and join the jihad. This is according to SITE Intelligence Group, an organization that tracks jihadist groups.

According to the usually reliable online jihad monitor, a Dutch fighter in the terrorist group Al Nustra posted a video on the internet with the call. Muhaysini, a famous jihad ideologue, urges Dutch Muslims to join Al Nusra or one of the associated groups. Al Nusra is the Al Qaeda branch in Syria.

Muhaysini is a popular cleric who has settled in Syria to support jihadist groups fighting against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. His calls on social media are very well followed. His posts on Twitter are viewed by 240 thousand followers. Another of his Twitter accounts, on which he posts news on Syria, has 224 thousand followers.