More British Muslims fight for Islamic State than Britain
It is likely that there are now more British Muslims fighting for the Islamic State than for Britain's military.
Britain's Ministry of Defense confirmed to USA TODAY that there are approximately 600 British Muslim servicemembers in its armed forces of almost 200,000 people. Official government estimates put the number of British Islamic State fighters operating in Syria and Iraq up to 800. The Foreign Office cautioned Thursday that it is difficult to provide precise numbers.