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European countries flooded with Jihad fighters as hundreds of them return home

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Crypto2015, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. Crypto2015

    Crypto2015 Active Member

    Sep 29, 2015
    "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 only lack the ability to keep tabs on all returning fighters, which Goulet estimates to be between 400 and 600, but poor intelligence sharing between European nations is hindering efforts address the threat of ISIS operatives, she said.

    “Turkey said they send information to Belgium, and nobody paid attention to it,” she said. “We have to have more cooperation.”

    Most of the returning fighters were likely not “operatives” under the direction of ISIS, but the terrorist group appears engaged in a campaign to continue deadly attacks inside Europe, Malcolm Nance, executive director of Terror Asymmetrics Project and a former U.S. counterterrorism officer, told BuzzFeed News.

    Some of them might have been wounded, grown tired of the battlefield, or even become disillusioned with ISIS. Still, the bulk of fighters returning home pose a challenge to intelligence agencies there, Nance said."

    Can you imagine what kind of future awaits us?

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  2. Augustus

    Augustus the Unreasonable

    Dec 27, 2014
    One not too different from the present?
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  3. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

    May 5, 2007
    Atheist, Advaita (Non-duality), Orthodox Hindu
    That is true. Not many people from India have gone to IS (about 25-35 or so), one has returned and is in jail. The government is keeping a tab on them.. But our problem is that terrorists can cross over the long land borders from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal.

    Total land borders (in order of danger from terrorist infiltration): 15,106.70 km (9,386.87 mi)
    Pakistan: 2,910 km (1,808 mi)
    Bangladesh: 4,096.70 km (2,545.57 mi)
    Nepal: 1,751 km (1,088 mi)
    Myanmar: 1,643 km (1,021 mi)
    Bhutan: 699 km (434 mi)
    China (PRC): 3,488 km (2,167 mi)
    #3 Aupmanyav, Mar 29, 2016
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  4. Jumi

    Jumi Well-Known Member

    Nov 25, 2014
    Secular theist (none)
    Depends on where you live, I guess.
  5. David1967

    David1967 Well-Known Member
    Premium Member

    Sep 15, 2015
    Unfortunately I can imagine what kind of future awaits us. And I shure hope I'm wrong.
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