Police stop 15-year-old girl on her way to Syria by intercepting plane as it taxied @ LHR runway

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    Police stop 15-year-old girl on her way to Syria by intercepting plane as it taxied down Heathrow runway

     
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    Regarding this matter... I am at a lost in trying to understand the motivation behind these volunteers.
    Do they truly believe in the cause and felt that the rest of the world is evil?
    I also cannot imagine what the affected parents feel to learn that child(ren) has gone to join these wars
     
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    It all depends on how they grow up and what's the "ideology" in their social surroundings, they might pick it up from others, or they simply believe that the world isn't a good place and want to fight the "good fight". Of course, it could be down to plain and simple "brain washing" through their parents or "friends". Many however seem to be fed up in the ways our world is going right now. I try to understand why especially younger people are fed up with the world, as they wish to change our planet in ways in which they hope to have an impact on their own lives for the better. Also of note, many such "volunteers" aren't the uneducated or poor, sometimes it's the whole opposite, these are wealthy kids, from a "good" background, good education which are fed up and are attracted to the "cause". It's all personal, I guess, it's all what they believe and what they think their future will look like, these futures they try to flee, that's at least how it looks like right now IMHO.
     
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    Haven't seen many 15 year olds depart on planes to west Africa as volunteers to change the world for the better.
     
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    Happened more often, especially from the UK. Only in this case it got a lot coverage because it was a girl, boys are usually "volunteer".
     
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    Note the key words "west Africa" ;)
     
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    I was rather busy while writing my reply, yes, your're right, while the boys or in this case a girl wants to fight in Syria, not many thinking about / or volunteer to make the world a better place where it counts most. But before they volunteer in West Africa, they might begin in their / our own backyards, it's often overlooked too. Cheers.
     
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