Well not so many: about 550 from the US and Western Europe…But even one is one too many.
Remember that old adage: History repeats itself. There will always be individuals who, due to whatever personal circumstance or psychosis, will be attracted to the radical and the violent. And yes, some of those individuals will be women (though women are usually in the minority of any such crowd).
In the 1960s, it was all the rage for disaffected youth to join the radical violent Left. Where do you think the Weather Underground came from?
Diana Oughton, a bright, pretty young woman from Illinois, joined the Weather Underground movement, became the lover of William Ayers, and plotted the mass murder of those who disagreed with her views.
The last of these proved to be her undoing: Oughton died in 1970 when the bomb she and her comrades were trying to build exploded prematurely.
Had Oughton lived, she might have become a professor at Illinois University at Chicago, as her fellow criminal and former lover Bill Ayers became. She might even have become a close confidant of President Obama. (We can safely bet that Oughton would have voted for him, at any rate.)
That aside, Diana Oughton's fate was tragic. But a greater tragedy might have resulted had she not been killed that day in 1970: Oughton and her fellow Weather Underground members were planning to detonate their bomb at a dance for U.S. service personnel and their dates at Fort Dix.
Let us hope that any Westerners whose delusions now draw them to ISIS are soon dissuaded from those delusions.
Let us hope more, though, that they don't manage to take any innocent people with them as they act out their delusions, as Diana Oughton was so eager to do back in 1970.