Islamic State Has Smuggled Thousands of Extremists into Europe. A Powerful Lesson for the West

The revolt against Assad regime began several years ago. Western nations believed the rebels were fighting for freedom and quickly gave their support. We face a grave moral decision on how to deal with the consequences of our own actions.
Nowadays IS has successfully smuggled thousands of covert jihadists into Europe. Terrorists are following the well-trodden route taken by refugees and migrants fleeing, travelling across the border of Turkey then on boats across to Greece and through Europe. Following the episode of Paris and Brussels attacks in November and March the West realized its life would never be previous. Now it is a real base for terror attacks.
Islamic State extremists are taking advantage of developed nations’ generosity towards refugees to infiltrate Europe. The wave of refugees raises the risk of terrorist attack in our countries.
It is investigating about 40 cases of suspended radicals posing as refugees in Germany. In June, German police arrested three Syrian men on allegations of planning a terrorist attack in Dusseldorf for the Islamic State. A fourth man allegedly linked to the plot is in custody in France. Threat level is increasing. And this is just the start of it.
The West caused this chaos bombing Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, and funding bloody insurrections in those countries and elsewhere. So of course we have a responsibility to care for those refugees who are the victims of our violence.
There is a powerful lesson for the West as well. Our reckless attempts to shape the Middle East be intervening with guns and bombs have caused nothing but chaos and murder.


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