One of the issues within the refugee crisis is the inevitable fact that some terrorists will slip through the cracks. Two of the attackers in the November Paris attacks were able to sneak into the EU through Greece posing as fake refugees. Turkey has made arrests of alleged ISIS members posing as fake refugees too.
While they weren’t refugees – we allowed the San Bernardino shooters into this country even as the female shooter openly pledged allegiance to ISIS on social media.
But don’t just listen to us. The refugees themselves have confirmed ISIS members are among them.
As Russia Today reports:
Christian refugees from Syria claim they saw a former Islamic State member living in Frankfurt, and that this is not an isolated case. Police investigated but refused to file charges because the alleged terrorist has done nothing criminal in Germany.
On his last visit to the Saarland region of Germany, on the border with France, RT’s Peter Oliver met with a group of Assyrian Christians who had been held hostage by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).
The same community, now living in the city of Saarlouis, say the horrors of that experience have followed them all the way to Germany, after they found out that a man they say had ties to Islamic State is living among them.
A refugee, who only agreed to speak to RT on condition of anonymity, said he is positive the man living in his town is the same member of IS he encountered in Syria.
“He stopped me many times at the checkpoint near our village; we were even able to find him on Facebook, I go to the web page and there’s this guy again,” the refugee said.
When the man first saw the jihadist in Germany, his reaction was that of panic.
“I was very scared that this terrorist is in a democratic state like Germany just living here,” the refugee told RT, adding that he does not understand how those who kept whole families hostage now have Syrian refugee status in Germany.
The Assyrian community now feels very insecure as “this was not the first case” a former IS member had been recognized, the man said. He added that some people are even considering leaving Germany, but do not know where to run to.
Community leaders say that once they were convinced the ‘refugee’ was in fact a former jihadist, they went straight to the police.
“The police have taken this very seriously, but we worry that the law cannot back this up with a strong case. They have to wait until this person does something criminal here,” Charlie Kanoun, the chairman of the Assyrian Culture Association, told RT.
“But those people were killers in Syria and fly the ISIS flag here even. Such people should have no place in Germany,” Kanoun said.
Police confirmed that an investigation is underway, but no charges relating to terrorism or any other crime have been brought.
And they aren’t delusional. We’ve known as early as November that ISIS has been smuggling thousands of refugees into Europe.
We know that because ISIS themselves revealed that fact.
At some point this Trojan horse is going to open up and it’s going to be terrifying.
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]