As we continue to attack ISIS’ oil fields in an attempt to starve the group of revenue, they’re entering a new business.
While the threat from ISIS is as serious as ever, Europe has kept the floodgates open in allowing refugees to flood the nation. Even if they could prevent every terrorist among them from slipping through the cracks, people like the men behind the Cologne attacks would still be entering their countries.
Unlike Europe, we haven’t taken in refugees on such a large scale. The latest news on how ISIS is sneaking in among the refugees proves that we need to shut down our refugee program now while we still have the chance.
It is “virtually impossible” for security officials to detect potential terrorists among refugees as Isis continues to use the refugee crisis to smuggle its fighters into Europe, an official has said.
The terrorist group is known to use fake Syrian and Iraqi passports to disguise its recruits as they enter the continent, often via Turkey and Greece.
That was the route taken by at least two of the Paris attackers, including one whose fake Syrian passport was left at the scene of the Stade de France suicide bombings.
This is following news that ISIS has an entire fake passport industry. As ABC News documented:
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve told reporters that through ISIS’s operations in Syria, Iraq and Libya, the group has acquired blank passports and has now set up a “real fake document industry.” Cazeneuve made the statement following a meeting with top European officials where he proposed setting up a new task force to help nab people attempting to come into the European Union with fake papers.
Last month ABC News reported that U.S. intelligence suspected ISIS had acquired thousands of blank Syrian passports and at least one passport printing machine after taking over government offices in Syria. Officials from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) said in a 17-page report that the terror group has likely been able to print legitimate-looking Syrian passports since at least last summer – and raised the possibility that people using the forged documents have snuck into America.
Former Department of Homeland Security intelligence official and ABC News consultant John Cohen said in December, “If ISIS has been able to acquire legitimate passports or machines that create legitimate passports, this would represent a major security risk in the United States.”
Trump’s call for a temporary ban on Muslim immigration isn’t looking so crazy now, is it?
H/T The Independent
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