What could possibly go wrong? Well, let’s see.
Ahmad al-Mohammed and one other of the jihadis who murdered 130 people in Paris in November 2015 had just entered Europe as refugees.
In February 2015, the Islamic State boasted it would soon flood Europe with as many as 500,000 refugees. And the Lebanese Education Minister said in September 2015 that there were 20,000 jihadis among the refugees in camps in his country. Meanwhile, 80% of migrants who have come to Europe claiming to be fleeing the war in Syria aren’t really from Syria at all.
So why are they claiming to be Syrian and streaming into Europe, and now the U.S. as well? An Islamic State operative gave the answer when he boasted in September 2015, shortly after the migrant influx began, that among the flood of refugees, 4,000 Islamic State jihadis had already entered Europe. He explained their purpose: “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.” These Muslims were going to Europe in the service of that caliphate: “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.”
On May 10, 2016, Patrick Calvar, the head of France’s DGSI internal intelligence agency, said that the Islamic State was using migrant routes through the Balkans to get jihadis into Europe.
“Paris to open first refugee camp in October,” by Samuel Osborne, Independent, September 6, 2016:
Paris will open its first refugee camp in mid-October, the city’s mayor has said.
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said refugees would be able to stay in the camp for “five to 10 days”, during which they would receive medical and psychological care.
In May, she announced that the site would conform to United Nations regulations and offer respite to homeless migrants within the city.
Two camps will be constructed: one for men and the other for women and children….
She said she was inspired by work at Grande-Synthe in Dunkirk, on France’s northern coast, where the country’s first internationally recognised refugee camp opened earlier this year.
Wooden cabins have been built there to house up to 2,500 people, many of whom are attempting to reach the UK, along with thousands of other asylum seekers to the west in the Calais “Jungle”….
About 204,000 asylum seekers have arrived by sea in Europe so far this year – 156,000 in Greece and 47,000 in Italy.