Those who doubt what Thomas de Maiziere says here should remember that last February the Islamic State said it would soon flood Europe with as many as 500,000 refugees. And an Islamic State operative recently boasted that among the flood of refugees, 4,000 Islamic State jihadis had entered Europe. “They are going like refugees,” he said, but they were going with the plan of sowing blood and mayhem on European streets. As he told this to journalists, he smiled and said, “Just wait.” He explained: “It’s our dream that there should be a caliphate not only in Syria but in all the world, and we will have it soon, inshallah.” Shortly after that, the Lebanese Education Minister said that there were 20,000 jihadis among the refugees in camps in his country. Also, 80% of the migrants who claim to be fleeing the war in Syria aren’t actually from Syria at all. Why would these “refugees” think they had to come to Europe on false pretenses?
“ISIS may be active in refugee camps: German minister,” Press Trust of India, October 3, 2015 (thanks to Lookmann):
Islamic State militants have been sneaking into Germany mingling with tens of thousands of asylum-seekers arriving in this country, according to German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere.
Germany’s intelligence services have regularly received inputs about attempts by ISIS militants or other radical islamist groups to smuggle their people into the country and this heightened fears that there may be terrorists among the refugees, he said.
The secret services, however, have no concrete indication that extremists having orders to carry out attacks are among the migrants, even though “such a danger is always a possibility,” he said yesterday during a visit to the federal police force headquarters in Wiesbaden, near Frankfurt.
He also spoke of the threat posed to Germany’s internal security by extremist Islamic organisations such as salafists who try to radicalise the refugees by indoctrinating them in their reception centres to “use them for their purposes.”
Intelligence agencies have information that these groups are trying to recruit fighters for the war in Iraq and in Syria and very often, minors are their targets, he said.
Around 790 jihadists from Germany have already travelled to that region to join the ISIS forces, he said.
He said a vast majority of the refugees coming into Germany are in need of help and therefore it will be very inappropriate to treat all of them with suspicion of terrorism….
Germany’s interior ministry estimates that more than 60,000 refugees have entered the country since the beginning of this year and for the whole year it expects their number would go up to 800,000….