Islamic State has training camps in Europe, and is free to ‘strike at will’

Recruiting martyrs for Allah…

Recruiting martyrs for Allah…

They’ll recruit them if they aren’t Islamic State operatives already, that is, which many of them are.

Only Angela Merkel and all the other European leaders (with some notable exceptions) will be surprised at this. IS operatives are almost inevitably embedded with the flood of refugees arriving in Europe, and those around them, namely young Muslim males with a chip on their shoulder and nothing to do, provide prime recruitment fodder.

They would probably have succumbed to the same fate outside Europe had they been approached, but it’s so much easier to carry out attacks when already deep within infidel lands.

Islamic State has set up training camps in Europe so that it can carry out “special forces-style attacks” against Western nations, a report has warned.

The terrorist group is thought to be trying to recruit refugees to its cause and has the capacity to “strike at will, at any time and at almost any chosen target”, according to Europol, the European Union’s law enforcement agency.

The agency’s assessment states that as well as training camps in Syria, Isis has smaller facilities in the EU and Balkans.

Its recruiters use survival training in the camps to “test fitness and determination of aspiring IS members”. Sports activities have been used for combat and interrogation resistance training.

Europol said there was no “concrete evidence” that terrorists were using the flow of refugees to enter Europe unnoticed [but I bet there is plenty of circumstantial evidence – Ed] but it noted reports that refugee centres have been “specifically targeted” by Islamic extremist recruiters.

The Europol assessment says: “A real and imminent danger … is the possibility of elements of the [Sunni Muslim] Syrian refugee diaspora becoming vulnerable to radicalisation once in Europe and being specifically targeted by Islamic extremist recruiters.”

Read the rest here, but be warned, it is terminally depressing.

Vale Europa.


  1. Simin Colwell says:

    s18c prevents me from saying what I would really like to say.


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