Please, read this article in the NYT by Rukmini Calllimachi, Katrin Bennhold and Laure Fourquet:
“Yet Europe’s most notorious jihadist was once a hapless delinquent.
In 2010, he planned to break into a garage in the Belgian countryside with a childhood friend. But he slipped off the roof, and the pair were later found soaking wet and nearing hypothermia on a river edge, recalled his former lawyer, Alexandre Château.”
Read the article here.
Petty crime is the father of Jihadism. Or to be more precise, Jihadism is an escape for those who failed as petty criminal.