Amongst them was Raphael Gendron, the Paris born Islamic convert who had already spent time in European prisons for his radical behaviour that saw him convicted of plotting terrorist attacks.
Fausto first met Gendron when he was leading the Muslims inside an Italian prison in their daily prayers….
When he converted he took the name of Abdu Raouf Abu Marwa and was heavily influenced by the radical Belgian Immam Bassam Iyachi.
Gendron travelled to Syria through Turkey after his release from prison in 2011. He was killed by cannon fire from a tank while climbing on a rooftop to shoot at Syrian regime tanks.
There is great concern not only for the safety and wellbeing of these European self-styled soldiers but also for dangers that they may pose to society when they return to Europe.