“There are some members of ISIS in Ireland who are also connected to gangs that have carried out attacks in the rest of Europe. There is no intelligence that they are planning any attacks here, however.”
Has any attempt been made to discover where these ISIS recruiters in Ireland congregate? Is there a mosque or mosques they attend? Or is it assumed that they’re bringing all this in from elsewhere? At a certain point Western nations are going to have to confront what is being taught in mosques in Western countries, or else face the prospect of endless waves of “homegrown” jihad recruitment.
“Gardaí identify active ISIS network in Ireland,” by Michael O’Toole, Buzz.ie, September 13, 2017:
Gardaí have identified an ISIS network in Ireland that is recruiting young Muslims to fight for the terror group abroad, it has emerged.
“There are ISIS activists working together here in their own network, they are not working alone,” a source confirmed last night.
It’s the first time that security officials have confirmed that up to 25 ISIS members are operating as a unit in Ireland — and shows how organised the gang is here.
The Star can reveal that around 25 of the terrorists have come together in a specific grouping with a command structure, working together here to help the evil group kill and maim abroad.
It’s understood the cell — which has members in different parts of the country — concentrates on recruiting young Irish-based Muslims to fight for the cold-blooded Islamic State gang in Syria, Iraq and Libya.
Security officials say more than 30 young men are currently abroad fighting for Islamic groups — but not all of them are with ISIS.
Several have gone to Syria to fight for other groupings who are opposed to the brutality of ISIS.
But investigators believe the bulk of Irish-based Muslims fighting in places like Syria are on the side of the terror group.
Investigators lost track of many of them when they got to the front lines — and it’s believed that some have been killed in the fighting.
As well as trying to recruit young men to fight for Islamic State in Middle Eastern war zones, sources say the unit is also heavily involved in support roles for the terror gang.
“ISIS in Ireland is involved in recruiting, but it is also heavily into financing and other logistics,” a source said.
“They are involved in sourcing false identification, such as EU passports and identity cards, for fighters to get into Europe from abroad.
“There are some members of ISIS in Ireland who are also connected to gangs that have carried out attacks in the rest of Europe.
“There is no intelligence that they are planning any attacks here, however.”…