So how does one spot a jihadist? According to the French government:
How do you spot a radical jihadist? According to the French government, several signs should alert people that “a process of radicalization is underway.” “They” (meaning radicalized individuals):
mistrust old friends, whom they now consider ‘impure’… abruptly change their eating habits … no longer watch television or go to the movies because [these may show] images that are forbidden to them … change their attire, especially women, with clothes that conceal the body … [and] stop listening to music because it distracts them from their ‘mission.’
Oh, and no longer eating baguettes.
The French government provided this handy graphic to get the point across:
Meanwhile, London mayor Boris Johnson has a different approach.
Boris Johnson has described men who go to fight with Islamic State as “literally wankers” who watch porn because they can’t meet women.
Citing a report from MI5 on the profile of jihadis, the mayor of London said: “If you look at all the psychological profiling about bombers, they typically will look at porn. They are literally wankers. Severe onanists.”
Johnson described British jihadis as “tortured” and “very badly adjusted in their relations with women”, something he said was a symptom of “their feeling of being a failure and that the world is against them”.
“They are not making it with girls and so they turn to other forms of spiritual comfort – which of course is no comfort.”
He continued: “They are just young men in desperate need of self-esteem who do not have a particular mission in life, who feel that they are losers and this thing makes them feel strong – like winners.”
Luckily, he did not provide a graphic.