What Makes Youths Volunteer?

To British lawyer Anjem Choudary, 40, a British passport means very little. For a true Muslim, he says, "a British passport is no more than a travel document." Abu Yahya, 26, a Londoner and veteran of military training camps in Kashmir and Afghanistan, agrees: "Our allegiance is solely to Allah and his messenger, not to the Queen and country. Nationality...means nothing."

Choudary and Yahya belong to the extremist Islamic group al-Muhajiroun, and though they speak for only a tiny fraction of Britain's 2 million Muslims, their views received grim publicity last week with the news that three British-born Muslims had...

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