Recently discovered Islamic State (IS) documents reveal that, as many had warned all along, not all Syrian migrants are coming to Europe fleeing war — some want to bring the war to Europe. In fact, the new information informs that the IS has a member specifically tasked with facilitating this dark endeavor.
As Fox News reports:
Newly obtained documents by The Sunday Times show ISIS has a member tasked with “bringing in migrants and taking out brothers who have been given jobs” as a way to move fighters and money from Syria through Turkey into Europe.
The documents were obtained by the paper after being found on a hard drive dropped by members of an ISIS cell during a battle near the group's tiny remaining stronghold in Syria earlier this year.
In a bid to stay relevant, the terror group — which recently lost nearly all of its self-proclaimed “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria — is planning to launch a fresh wave of attacks in Europe and the Middle East inspired by past atrocities: the 2015 Paris attacks that killed 130 people and 2017 truck attack in New York City that left eight dead.
Among the documents on the hard drive is a letter signed by six ISIS leaders and addressed to 47-year-old leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, which lays out the group’s new strategy of operations involving bank robberies, vehicle rammings, assassinations and computer hacking.
Operations around the world are to be directed by an ISIS member named Abu Khabab al-Muhajir, who controls two terror cells in Germany and one in Russia. Initial goals of the terror cells are to steal money to fund the group, the papers say.
This will come as no shock to astute observers. While Western immigrationists had billed the recent years’ mass Muslim migration into Europe as comprising unfortunate, desperate, well-vetted refugees, voices in the wilderness had warned that this was illusion.
Just consider Dr. Mudar Zahran, a leader of the Jordanian Opposition Coalition and self-described “orthodox Muslim” currently living as an asylee in the United Kingdom. Warning about the migration in a 2015 Glazov Gang interview, he stated, “I can authoritively [sic] confirm — I have photos, I have images, I have pictures, I have names of terrorists who actually are already in Europe posting their photos in Europe on Facebook.”
Moreover, Dr. Zahran seems to believe that the migrants represent a vanguard in what he calls “the soft Islamic conquest of the West.” He also said in his interview that in his opinion, half the Syrian male migrants “have actually held weapons and fought in the Syrian war.” And while they’re rough and ready to fulfill what he terms “the Islamic … dreams of fascism of some,” Europe is playing the doormat. What Muslims “couldn’t do in the last 20 years,” said Zahran, “now the West is doing for us for free — and even paying for it” (video below).
But what of the assurances given by Barack Obama and others that the migrants entering the West are “thoroughly vetted”? Echoing intelligence officials and the Greek government, NYC Syrian community leader Aarafat “Ralph” Succar responded thus in 2015: “Are you out of your mind?”
Succar pointed out that nations such as Syria simply don’t have comprehensive Western-style databases containing information on all their citizens. Even if they did, however, it wouldn’t matter because you can bribe public officials in Syria and get actual government documents saying you’re whoever you want to be, he said.
In fact, as the New York Post wrote in 2015, Succar told the paper “that ISIS terrorists have ‘absolutely’ sneaked into America by posing as civil-war refugees — and joined sleeper cells just waiting to be activated.”
“I believe the terrorists from Syria have been coming into the United States, not only in the past few years, but way before that,” the Post quotes him as saying. “I think they’re already at work.”
But then there’s the larger, even more insidious threat. In Zahran’s 2015 interview, he also related the following shocking message about the Muslim wave migration. “I have to be honest,” he said, “you read Arab magazines and Arab newspapers; they are talking about, ‘Good job! Now we’re going to conquest [sic] Europe.’ So it’s not even a secret.”
Zahran was likely alluding to an ancient strategy, prescribed in the Islamic playbook, called the Hijra: the migration or journey. This is a type of stealth invasion accomplished via the movement of Muslim populations into a non-Muslim area. As Islam expert Robert Spencer explained, “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.”
Many Muslim figures have alluded to the Hijra over the years, and some have issued calls for it. For example, late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi stated in 2006, “We have 50 million Muslims in Europe. There are signs that Allah will grant Islam victory in Europe — without swords, without guns, without conquest — will turn it into a Muslim continent within a few decades.”
Expressing this idea more recently was Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan: In 2017 he told Turks living in Europe, “Have five children, not three. You are Europe’s future.” One of his party’s prominent officials, Alparslan Kavaklıoğlu, confidently echoed this the very next year, proclaiming “Europe will be Muslim.”
Likewise, top Imam Sheikh Muhammad Ayed declared in a 2015 speech “that Muslims should use the migrant crisis to breed with European citizens and ‘conquer their countries,’” as Breitbart reported at the time.
Then there was the Syrian migrant who told an Arabic television station in 2015, “I swear by Allah I only came here [to Europe] for this one goal”: to Islamize Westerners. (The video is no longer available; YouTube has deported it to Internet Siberia.)
Speaking of deportation, this is precisely what Dr. Zahran wants to see happen with Europe’s Muslim migrants. As he put it, “I am completely against making this situation permanent.” After all, what’s the point in the West going to fight in the Middle East if it’s going to bring the Middle East to the West?
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