Europol warns of IEDs, weapons stockpiled by ISIS fighters posing as refugees
“President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, and the Trump-designated “sleazy news media” are now vilifying anyone calling for a moratorium on Muslim migration into the United States. However, a European law enforcement organization’s report warns of future jihad in America if Obama remains stubborn.” Det. Sidney Franes, NYPD (Ret.)
Manuel Navarrete Paniagua, the Head of the European Counter Terrorism Center at Europol, asserts that terrorist cells in European Union nations — which allowed a deluge of Islamic refugees unfettered entry — are believed to be importing and stockpiling of explosives and bomb components for future attacks.
Officials at the European Police Office (Europol) claim they have thwarted over 200 Muslim terrorist plots in the last year, but that the threat of similar attacks on the scale of November 2015 Paris attacks and the March 2016 attacks in Brussels remain a concern.
Paniagua warned on Monday that “large clandestine stockpiles of explosives” are likely being set up by terrorist groups.
Speaking at a briefing of Europol about a report due to be released next month, Paniagua told members of the EU’s parliament: “We have some information reported by the member states that terrorists groups are trying to establish large clandestine stockpiles of explosives in the European Union to be used eventually in large scale home attacks.”
Europol is the European Union’s law enforcement agency whose main goal is to help achieve a safer Europe for the benefit of all EU citizens. “We do this by assisting the European Union’s Member States in their fight against serious international crime and terrorism,” says the agency’s Mission Statement.
“Large-scale criminal and terrorist networks pose a significant threat to the internal security of the EU and to the safety and livelihood of its people. The biggest security threats come from terrorism, international drug trafficking and money laundering, organized fraud, counterfeiting of the euro currency, and people smuggling. But new dangers are also accumulating, in the form of cybercrime, trafficking in human beings, and other modern-day threats. This is a multi–billion euro business, quick to adapt to new opportunities and resilient in the face of traditional law enforcement measures,” Europol officials wrote.
Unfortunately, more than 4,000 foreign fighters were identified in the EU and were entered into a Europol database. While not all are part of the refugee relief programs for Great Britain, Germany, France, Belgium and other EU countries, it’s been proven a number of jihadists managed to enter as men, women and children fleeing the savagery that exists in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya and other Middle East and North Africa countries.
Europol notes that a key conclusion of their most recent report suggests that “jihadist terrorism” remains the top threat to security in the EU, with recent attacks suggesting better coordination among terrorists than previously believed.
Europol’s Manuel Navarrete Paniagua said terrorists’ use of explosives and firearms suggests they pose a rapidly evolving threat. He also addressed the concern of jihadists using refugee flows to enter Europe in order to carry out attacks against Western targets.
“We found no evidence of the systematic use of this flow to infiltrate terrorists into the European Union. But they do, they use it, we have some cases, some of the people that perpetrated the Paris attacks were eventually disguised in this immigration flow,” said Paniagua.
Europol said in May that it will deploy around 200 counter-extremism officers and investigators at refugee arrival centers in Europe, especially those with large numbers of arrivals such as in Italy and Greece.
“President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, and their Trump-designated “sleazy news media” are now vilifying anyone calling for a moratorium on Muslim migration into the United States. However, a European law enforcement organization’s report warns of future jihad in America if Obama remains stubborn,” said former NYPD Detective Sid Franes.
“After all, Obama, Clinton and their sycophants are well-protected with well-trained security agents, high-powered weaponry and other protections not given to the people who must live — or die — with these leaders’ decisions,” said Franes.