The teen jihadi’s mother says that young Mohammed was “a moderate centrist” and claimed that “our family is open and respectful of all religions.” DW reports that she said “they are keen to instill Mohammad with the values of moderation.”
Then what went wrong? How was young Mohammed so quickly “radicalized”? Why wasn’t the “moderation” and respect “for all religions” that he supposedly learned at home insufficient to help him withstand the appeal of what every learned authority tells us is a twisted and hijacked version of Islam?
And why doesn’t even a single mainstream media reporter anywhere dare to ask such questions of the relevant authorities when they are in the process of blandly assuring us for the thousandth time that Islam is a religion of peace and that jihad terror attacks have absolutely nothing to do with it?
And what about the fact that he is a migrant?
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.
“Cologne police: Detained refugee from Syria planned bomb attack,” DW, September 21, 2016:
A teenaged Syrian refugee has been arrested in Germany on suspicion of links to the self-styled “Islamic State” (IS) group. Authorities described the young man as a “serious threat” who had been planning a bomb attack.
The unnamed 16-year-old boy was detained by a special counterterrorism unit late Tuesday in the refugee shelter where he lived in the Porz district of Cologne.
The teenager had been planning a bomb attack, police spokesman Klaus-Stephan Becker told journalists on Wednesday. In online chats, the boy expressed an “unequivocal willingness” to follow through on such a plot.
The young suspect received “very concrete instructions” from a chat partner abroad on how to build a bomb, added police chief Jürgen Mathies.
He said there was no evidence to suggest that the teen possessed the required materials for an explosive device.
Police and prosecutors said information gleaned from his mobile phone showed he was in touch with IS and “wanted to recruit the young Syrian for Islamist activities,” authorities said….
Prior to being detained, the teen was questioned three times by police over the past few months after authorities received tips from social workers and fellow refugees as well as a mosque in Cologne which suggested the teen had been rapidly radicalized….