Ah, the foolishness of youth:
Letters from French jihadists home to their parents have revealed the misery, boredom and fear suffered by Islamist recruits as the gloss fades from their big adventure.
In a series of letters seen by Le Figaro newspaper, some of the 376 French currently fighting in Syria have begged for advice on how to return. Others have complained that, rather than participating in a noble battle, they have been acting as jihadi dogsbodies.
"I've basically done nothing except hand out clothes and food," wrote one, who wants to return from Aleppo. "I also help clean weapons and transport dead bodies from the front. Winter's arrived here. It's begun to get really hard."
Another writes: "I'm fed up. They make me do the washing up."
One Frenchman whined that he wanted to come home because he was missing the comforts of life in France.
"I'm fed up. My iPod doesn't work any more here. I have to come back."
A third wrote fearfully: "They want to send me to the front, but I don't know how to fight."
Others were concerned, more prosaically, about the nationality of their baby, which was born in Syria and so not recognized by the French state.
If the French government has any common sense, these men will be not allowed to return, no matter what political pressure is placed on them.
These men wanted to go on a grand adventure of murdering women and children for following the wrong religion and found that they were nothing more than personal assistants to the real fighters. And they are complaining about that. And they are concerned about their children not being French citizens.
These bastards are nothing more than parasites. They left the comforts of Western civilization to fight for a bunch of murderous thugs.
Of course, if these were Americans, the Obama administration would probably let them all back in the US and give them a lifetime supply of Halal meals.