European authorities overwhelmed as hundreds of Islamic State fighters return home
The Islamic State has vowed to destroy Europe and the U.S. and murder massive numbers of European and American civilians. It is at war with Europe and the U.S. Islamic State jihadis should not be allowed to return to their home countries; they should be treated as enemy combatants.
“European Authorities Overwhelmed As Hundreds Of ISIS Fighters Return Home,” by Salvador Hernandez, BuzzFeed News, March 24, 2016:
Hundreds of Europeans who fought alongside ISIS in Syria and Iraq have returned to a continent officials say lacks the resources to monitor them all.
The returning fighters are an increasing challenge to security and intelligence officials who believe recent terror attacks in Paris and Brussels are part of a continuing effort by ISIS to keep launching deadly attacks inside Europe, officials told BuzzFeed News.
Between 4,000 to 6,000 people from European countries have traveled to fight in Syria, Iraq, and Libya, and roughly 10% are believed to have returned, many bringing with them deadly expertise in weapons, explosives, and an extremist ideology that has already been spreading within European borders.
“Those people that have been traveling there two, three, four years ago, they are absolutely trained and ready to fight,” French Senator Nathalie Goulet, who co-heads a commission to track jihadis, told BuzzFeed News. “For us, it’s a new threat.”
Law enforcement agencies across Europe not
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