Here is yet another indication of the abject inability of authorities (contrary to their claims) to vet Muslims and determine whether or not they are jihadis. There is, in the first place, no way to do this, since both the Islamic State and al-Qaeda have instructed jihadis to appear to be secular and trigger no concern by being devout. They needn’t worry about that in any case, since Western law enforcement authorities are bound by politically correct fantasies to deny that devout observance of Islam could in any way be an indication of a proclivity for jihad terror. Authorities deny that there is any Islamic jihad threat; how, then, can they vet for jihadis?
These 82 people were hired because authorities didn’t dare investigate them the way they should have, even if they knew how to do so, which is doubtful. They don’t know the right questions to ask and the right signs to watch for, and even if they do, they don’t dare go in that direction. To have investigated these Muslims properly would have been “Islamophobic.”
“Euro 2016: 82 security staff revealed to be on terror watch list – French intelligence,” RT, June 5, 2016 (thanks to Milad):
A new shocking twist in the Euro 2016 saga has emerged just days after stark warnings ISIS would make the event a target. It turns out 82 of the people hired for security posts on the football cup are on French terror watch lists.
The Directorate General of Internal Security (ISB) has screened a total of 3,500 individuals already hired for the job of ensuring the safety of visitors, according to Le Point. Those among the 82 found on the watch list could by definition either belong to a terrorist group, such as Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), or have a history of questionable behavior or extreme beliefs on either the left or right.
According to French authorities, some 90,000 personnel in total will be on duty during Euro 2016, including the stadiums, fan zones and on the streets. Of those, 77,000 are police and gendarmerie, while the rest comprise security and military personnel, as well as 1,000 or so volunteers.
“Such a unique event in exceptional circumstances requires extra security measures,” Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve told journalists.
In the meantime, French President Francois Hollande admitted that the risk of a terrorist attack taking place during the Euro 2016 football championship exists.
“This threat will last for a long time. But we must do everything to ensure that the Euro 2016 is a success,” the French president told radio France Inter on Sunday.
The French had made promises that the championship would be entirely secure, and the Mediterranean resort of Nice is set to spend about €1.2 million on preparations, which is almost half the €2.5 million budget, according to Le Point. The city will host four matches.
Each football team will also be given 17 police officers and two agents with France’s elite special forces for extra protection….