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Danish Defence Intelligence: ‘Greatest Threat To The West’ Is European Jihad-Tourists Returning From Syria To Carry Out Attacks


By Nicolai Sennels, Jihad Watch – “This confirms what thinking people have known for many months, but few state authorities admit: that Western Muslims travelling to Syria to learn jihad are returning to the West in order to carry out attacks. Berlingske – FE: Westerners are the primary threat

The greatest threat to the West from al-Qaeda’s involvement in Syria is Westerners who have links to the militant network and return home with bad intentions, estimates The Danish Defence Intelligence Service.The Defence Intelligence Service (FE) is closely monitoring the civil war in Syria and its influence on Denmark’s security.

This is the conclusion in a new report from the FE that gives an insight into FE’s assessments and general work in 2011 and 2012.

“The primary threat to the West from al-Qaeda’s involvement in Syria is Westerners who get weapons training, combat experience and contact with the militant network and then travel back to the West to carry out attacks,” says the report.

Source – Jihad Watch.

Flashback: Senior Jihadi Writer Says Muslims In America And Europe Should Slaughter Non-Muslims, Put Their Decapitated Heads On Display – “On September 18, 2012, Muhib Ru’yat Al-Rahman, a senior writer on leading jihadi forum Shumoukh Al-Islam, suggested that Muslims living in Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, and the U.S. slaughter people, and display their decapitated heads along roads with a statement reading: ‘This is the punishment of those who insult our prophet.'” Read more.

Flashback: Jihadi Tourism Hits Europe, ‘In Back Rooms And In Cars … There Is No Shortage’ Of Potential Jihadists – “Increasing numbers of Muslims in Europe are travelling to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia and other conflict zones to obtain training in terrorist methods… Jonathan Evans, the head of MI5, Britain’s domestic security service, recently provided important context to the threat posed by would-be jihadists… Evans also said that al-Qaeda militants are using the countries which toppled their leaders in the Arab Spring as bases to train radical Western youths for potential attacks on Britain: ‘This is the completion of a cycle.'” Read more.

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