Thursday, May 23, 2013

Woolwich: Why Do Britons Become Radicalised?...Was wondering when we would get round to Syria

The radicalisation of young British men - such as the suspects in the killing of a soldier in Woolwich - is a problem intelligence agencies are well aware of but difficult to tackle, analysts say.

Annie Machon, a former MI5 officer, told Sky News extreme political views and Western foreign policy usually play a role .

"There have been concerns voiced over the last couple of years about young people being radicalised who are going off to fight in jihadi wars across the Middle East," she said.

"The hot spot at the moment is Syria.