A few months ago, Islamic State revealed a plan to invade Europe, unlikely right? Maybe not. Back in February, a plan was revealed to achieve this objective by means of Libya, a country with no central government that also has the potential to act as a doorway to Europe.
Since then however, it would seem that a new opportunity has presented itself. This would be the refugee crisis that is currently unfolding in Europe. Currently, hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees have gone through great extremes in order to flee war torn Syria, many of which have chosen a path to Europe. This has become a big problem for many European nations, some of which who were already struggling with their own economic issues.
One subject that is very concerning, is the possibility that hundreds, if not thousands of ISIS militants could be among these refugees. It’s not rocket science that Islamic State may use this as an opportunity to hide a large number of wolves among the sheep who are attempting to flee the conflict in Syria. Some of the richest nations in the Middle East have refused to accept any of these refugees, and this very well could be the reason why.
According to WND news, an ISIS operative claimed that ISIS already has over 4,000 fighters awaiting orders throughout the European Union. He said “They are going like refugees,” with a grin on his face. Similar statements have been made through Twitter accounts allegedly belonging to members of the terrorist organization. The operative also said that, ”Its our dream that there should be a caliphate not only in Syria but in all the world and we will have it soon, God willing.”
This is not just another objective for Islamic State, it’s destiny according to their own beliefs. Author Robert Spencer said in a Front Page Magazine article that, “Hijrah is the Islamic doctrine of migration, which is a form of stealth jihad. To emigrate in the cause of Allah, that is, to move to a new land in order to bring Islam there, is considered in Islam to be a highly meritorious act.”
In this article he also cited this Quranic text:
“And whoever emigrates for the cause of Allah will find on the earth many locations and abundance, says the Quran. And whoever leaves his home as an emigrant to Allah and His Messenger and then death overtakes him, his reward has already become incumbent upon Allah. And Allah is ever Forgiving and Merciful.”
This is not just a European problem, as the United States has agreed to also take in several thousand Syrian refugees, many of which could be ISIS militants. The FBI informed Congress back in February that it has no method of distinguishing terrorists from the Syrian refugees, yet some organizations are calling for the US to accept as many as 65,000 of these unknowns from the Middle East. Helping those in need sounds like the right thing to do, but in doing so we need to emphasize the appropriate security measures, if that’s even possible.
Russia, who reportedly has stationed forces in Syria in defense of Assad’s regime, claims that the West is to blame for the refugee crisis in the first place because it fanned the flames of the civil war currently taking place in Syria. This is actually another wild card, where we have the US carrying out airstrikes in Syria against ISIS, while also supporting the anti-Assad rebels. At the same time however, we may have Russia also conducting operations in the country, targeting not only ISIS, but the US-backed rebels as well. This is sure to add to the already muddied waters in the Middle East, and could also risk a direct confrontation between the US and Russia in days to come.
With the US administration focusing heavily on the politics surrounding the Iran deal, very little attention is being given by mainstream media to more imminent threats building up around the world, which may include the act of welcoming terrorists right into our own backyard.
ISIS has made it clear that they intend to spread terror throughout the world, and this refugee crisis, regardless of who’s fault it is, has provided them with a direct means to fulfill this goal. In fact, only pure ignorance could suggest that they would not take advantage of this already dire situation, by using this Refugee crisis as a type of Trojan horse to plant trained militants all over the world. Global leaders not only need to acknowledge this possibility, they need to put their political agendas aside and do something about it.