Here’s a bit of news that ought to silence those on the left who see no correlation between a welcome mat for migrants and a real chance for ISIS to use that mat: Seven of the terrorists who hit Paris in November entered Europe wearing the cloak of a migrant.
This, from the Telegraph:
“The majority of the [ISIS] extremists who carried out the November 13 Paris attacks entered Europe while posing as migrants, Hungarian security officials have disclosed.
“Seven of the attackers, who killed 130 people and left more than 360 others injured, slipped through Hungary’s borders while posing as migrants.
“It is understood that ten extremists in total were closely involved in planning and carrying out the massacre.”
But wait – there’s more.
Some of them also participated in the terrorist hits in Brussels in March – the attack that left 32 dead.
The Telegraph goes on:
“According to Hungary’s centre for counter-terrorism, the group of fanatics set up a ‘logistics hub’ in the country in the summer of 2015 and began using the so-called Balkans route of eastern European countries to move fighters trained in Syria into Europe.”
Isn’t this what sane politicians – meaning, those on the ideological right, to include Donald Trump in America – have been warning for months?
The United States could learn a thing or two from the finding.
Hungary did, apparently.
As reported here, fully 98 percent of Hungarians just outright rejected the European Union’s demand for EU-tied countries to accept quotas for migrants.
“Viktor Orban, Hungary’s far-right leader, has repeatedly laid the blame for the migrant crisis – and the terrorists who took advantage of it – at the feet of Angela Merkel and her controversial “open door” refugee policy.”
And the referendum just voted on in Hungary seems to show voters in agreement.
The Telegraph details how law enforcement made the ISIS-migrant connection:
“Speaking to the Sunday Times, deputy counter-terror chief General Zsolt Bodnar said they made the discovery after a close examination of the suspect’s mobile phones.
“He revealed that Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the Belgian-Moroccan terrorist who died after the Paris attacks, had sent scout to ‘map out’ the migrant route in July 2015.
“The scout, named as Bilal C, then used social media networks such as Facebook and Whatsapp to send reports back to Abaaoud and his co-plotters.
“Many of the suspects were born in Europe and then travelled to join Isil in Syria after being radicalised.
“Though their names were registered in counter-terorism databases across Europe, they appear to have taken advantage of the mass migration to make their way back from Syria.
“Many of them posed as Syrian refugees, were carrying fake Syrian passports, and had been trained in covert communications, Gen. Bodnar said.
“Salah Abdeslam, the Paris attacker who was arrested in Belgium and is currently awaiting trial, is believed to have made four trips to Hungary in August and October 2015 during which he picked up other terrorists linked to both the Brussels and Paris attacks.”