We feared this would happen. We’ve been warning about it. And now, our worst fears have been realized, as new information emerges from last night’s Paris attacks.
As multiple sources are now reporting, at least one terrorist in last night’s deadly attacks only recently came to Paris as a refugee from — you guessed it — Syria. In fact, he registered as a refugee on Leros Island just last month — in October.
Reports are emerging that one of the terrorists involved in last night’s Paris massacre was a Syrian refugee who arrived in Greece last month.
Greek journalist Yannis Koutsomitis tweets that the country’s Ministry of Public Order and Citizen Protection has confirmed that the terrorist found with a Syrian passport on his person was, “registered as refugee on Leros island in October.
Koutsomitis also drew attention to a quote by Greece migration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas, who on September 9th said, “It would be “foolish to believe that there are no jihadists among the refugees that cross into Europe.”
A Syrian passport was discovered on the body of one of the suicide bombers who staged the attack outside the Stade de France during the France v Germany soccer game.
If confirmed, the report will be a devastating blow to Angela Merkel and other European leaders who have opened the borders to hundreds of thousands of migrants despite ISIS’ vow to exploit the crisis to infiltrate jihadists into the west.
Earlier today, Merkel responded to the massacre by calling for people to express “tolerance” towards the migrants.
Numerous experts have warned that rolling out the red carpet to migrants from the Middle East would substantitally heighten the risk of terrorists being able to cross into Europe, although such concerns were dismissed by many at the time as fearmongering.
We’re among those who’ve been accused of right-wing fear mongering, as we’ve discussed at length the Islamic strategy of immigration — and how ISIS itself has declared it IS indeed using it. (And how come we don’t believe them?)
This is a case we would LOVE to be proven wrong. But, sadly, we’re being proven more and more right about these concerns right before our eyes.
The question is, are our leaders going to do something — before it’s too late? We all know thousands of Syrian refugees are on their way here to the United States as well, and the FBI has reported at least 1,000 active ISIS probes underway already here. How many terrorists have already been let in — and how many more will we be welcoming with open arms?
And ISIS has made no secret about its plans to carry out similar type attacks in other cities across the globe, including right here in the U.S.
What else do we need to see?
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]