Turkey Arrests 8 Europe-Bound ISIS Militants “Posing As Refugees”
That’s reassuring. How many are getting through? …
Matthew 7:15, “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.”
Hadith, Bukhari 4.268, “Allah’s Prophet [Mohammed] said, ‘War is deceit.’”
Proverbs 12:19-20a, “The truthful lip shall be established forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment. Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil …”
AFP – “Turkish police detained eight suspected members of the Islamic State jihadist (IS) group, state media said Wednesday, adding they were planning to sneak into Europe posing as refugees.
Counter-terror police detained the suspects in Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport after they flew in from the Moroccan city of Casablanca on Tuesday, the official Anatolia news agency reported.
The police found a hand-written note on one of the suspects detailing a migration route from Istanbul to Germany via Greece, Serbia and Hungary, including smuggler boats across the Mediterranean Sea, as well as several train and bus journeys.
The eight men told police that they were just tourists who had been planning to spend a few days in Istanbul and had booked rooms at a hotel, but no reservations were found under their names.
Turkey is the main launching point for migrants coming to Europe, and currently hosts over two million Syrian refugees.
More than 650,000 migrants and refugees, have reached the Greek islands so far in 2015 using the eastern Mediterranean route, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said earlier this month.
The Paris attacks however threw a security spotlight on the migrant flow, after the discovery at the scene of one of Friday’s attacks of a Syrian passport registered in the Greek island of Leros on October 3.” Read more.
Syrian Envoy to India: Over 20% Of Refugees To Europe May Have Direct Links To ISIS – “In early September, media reported, citing an unnamed ISIL operative, that an estimated 4,000 covert ISIL terrorists had arrived to Europe disguised as refugees. ‘Among the refugees, who went to Europe, maybe more than 20 percent belong to ISIL groups. Now Europe has received bad element into their ground. They will face further problem in future,’ Riad Abbas said, commenting on recent deadly terrorist acts in Paris on November 13. According to the diplomat, terrorism has penetrated everywhere in Europe.” Read more.