Don’t these Muslims know that the Islamic State has nothing to do with Islam? Obama needs to send John Kerry to Geneva to explain true Islam to these men. Meanwhile, they are “of Syrian origin.” Is it really wise to take in hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees when it is not possible to distinguish jihadis among them from genuine refugees?
“Two Arrested in Geneva Amid Islamic State Terror Investigation,” by John Revill, Wall Street Journal, December 12, 2015:
ZURICH—Police in Geneva have arrested two men amid an investigation into a suspected Islamic terrorist cell in the Swiss city, the Swiss prosecutor said Saturday.
Two people of Syrian origin were arrested on Friday in the greater Geneva area on suspicion of making, concealing and transporting explosives and poisonous gases, the Swiss Office of the Attorney General said in a statement. The men, who haven’t been named, were also arrested on suspicion of links to banned groups like Islamic State and al Qaeda, the OAG added.
The Geneva prosecutor said Saturday that the two men have not been clearly linked to four men with suspected ties to the Islamic State group who are wanted by Swiss authorities, the Associated Press reported.
Authorities in Geneva, which is home to several international institutions including the United Nations, raised security levels on Thursday after being warned that at least four suspected members of terror group Islamic State were present in the region.
Amid concerns that the four fugitives might have accomplices, Geneva prosecutor Olivier Jornot said: “No link has been established in the different cases,” the Associated Press reported.
The men were arrested when Geneva police stopped their car in Vésenaz, a village to the east of Geneva, late on Friday afternoon. They are now being held in custody in Geneva and are being interviewed by Swiss Federal Police while the contents of the car are examined.
Clarifying an earlier official statement, the prosecutor said no toxic gas—only traces of explosives—were found in the Syrians’ vehicle, which they told police they had only recently obtained, the AP reported.
Police patrols were increased in areas such as the train station, airport and U.N. buildings while an investigation has been launched by OAG….