Remember: Europe and North America brought this on themselves, with immigration policies that were based on the assumption that believing and devout Muslims were no threat to the existing order in the West, and that Sharia contained nothing significantly incompatible with Western secular government. None of this would be happening if authorities in the West had had a more realistic and informed understanding of the nature of Islamic law as political, violent, authoritarian, and supremacist. But such an understanding has been deemed “Islamophobic” and dismissed accordingly.
“First on CNN: 30 to 40 ISIS suspects at large, European officials say,” by Nicole Gaouette, Scott Bronstein and Clarissa Ward, CNN, September 9, 2016:
(CNN)European security officials estimate that 30 to 40 suspected ISIS terrorists who helped support the November 13 Paris terror attacks are still at large, CNN has learned.
This development comes as European officials told CNN they believe ISIS is ratcheting up its planning for international attacks to retaliate for losses in Syria, Iraq and Libya.
An exclusive CNN report this week showed the Paris slaughter, which killed 130 people, was meant to be broader and include other countries, such as the Netherlands. CNN also reported information from the Belgian prosecutor that a man allegedly linked to the Paris attackers was on the loose for months after authorities learned of his existence.
“The outlook is as bleak as it has ever been,” said Paul Cruickshank, editor of CTC Sentinel, a publication issued by the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, and a terrorism analyst for CNN. Characterizing the mood at a recent high-level European conference on counter-terrorism, Cruickshank said, “We’re talking beyond severe concern.”
The European countries most firmly in the crosshairs are launching air strikes against ISIS with the US-led coalition: France, Belgium, the Netherlands, the UK and Denmark, as well as Germany, which is flying target reconnaissance sorties.
US vulnerable, too
Terror analysts warn that despite the buffer provided by the Atlantic Ocean, the US is vulnerable, too.
“It is by no means immune,” warned Matthew Henman, editor of IHS Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Center in Houndsditch, UK.
He pointed to the US border with Mexico, which “is far from secure or impenetrable.”
Airports are another point of entry. Western European passport holders can travel to the US without a visa. US nationals have also been able travel to Western Europe and from there to Syria via Turkey, returning via the same routes….