Sunday, June 22, 2014

2,300 ISIS Fighters From Europe -- And What If They Return?

"European" Islamists at War
Since in the course of centuries not a few quarrels and hostilities have arisen between Christians and Moslems, this sacred synod urges all to forget the past and to work sincerely for mutual understanding and to preserve as well as to promote together for the benefit of all mankind social justice and moral welfare, as well as peace and freedom. -Nostra Aetate

(Baghdad) The Islamists of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) march forward.   In Christian areas in Mosul they have interrupted the electricity and water supply, as the news agency    Aina reports.   The access to the water for inhabited places like the Assyrian settlements  Bartella and Qaraqosh they control and require payments.  One liter of water costs six dollars.  The price goes up almost daily. It's unaffordable for many residents.   A new preliminary form of the poll tax, which Christians have to  pay to the Islamist "caliphate".   It's a form to break any resistance.

 Are Saddam's chemical weapons still in Iraq?

According to the Wall Street Journal, the jihadists have also taken Al Muthanna, where Saddam Hussein was producing chemical weapons and have occupied it.  According to American security sources, however, the Islamists were not in a position to deploy the complicated weapons.  The only people who would be harmed by the chemical weapons operated by Islamists, would be themselves," says  the Wall Street Journal, quoting an American officer. Even more than this naive assumption, the question arises as to why, just 45 kilometers away from Baghdad in Al Muthanna,  there are chemical weapons are stored.

Thousands of Islamists from Europe to fight in the Middle East

There are not only Iraqis in the ranks of the ISIS, but Syrians, Saudis, Chechens, Afghans, Pakistanis, Yemenis, Somalis, Tunisians, Egyptians, Algerians are fighting as well.  Among them are also "European" units.  Europol estimates the number of fighters at 2,300 that have set out from Europe to fight in the Middle East for the ISIS jihad.  How much are from Germany or Austria, and Switzerland, no one knows exactly.   According to Europol, the United Kingdom is the country from which  most jihadists have set out.

And if the ISIS-fighters return to Europe?

According Lahoor Talabani, head of the anti-terrorist unit of the autonomous Kurdish government in northern Iraq,  to start, there are at least 450 British citizens who have joined the ISIS.  The task force associated with Al-Qaida controls today, says Talabani,  a contiguous area with an east-west distance of at least 500 kilometers.   An area in which the border between Iraq and Syria is no longer important because it extends over both countries.  After the conquest of Fallujah in January and now Mosul and Tikrit also, the ISIS has pushed up to within a few miles of Baghdad.

For Talabani fighters from Europe are a problem not only for Iraq but for Europe as well, because ISIS leader, Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi "if they survive their current engagement, they can be used for an attack against England."   The situation will deteriorate rapidly if the West doesn't do anything. "Talabani hopes for air support from the West, as  requested by Iraq's Prime Minister Al Maliki.  However, U.S. President Obama seems unenthusiastic, to again return to the land that had been conquered in 2003.    Obama had made the campaign promise to leave Iraq and that had helped him win the 2008 presidential election.

From Stone Age  The Taliban Have Long Been Digitized 

Meanwhile,   the time in which the Islamists sent messages with videotapes is long  in the past. Today they skillfully use the limitless possibilities of  communication on the Internet.  There are no more video messages from Afghan caves.   Instead, the Islamists have their own websites, using the latest technological standards and publishing their texts, messages and photos on Facebook.  From the "Stone Age-Taliban," as it was called disparagingly still around 2000, they have become a  "digitized Taliban".  Their  global loudspeaker is the Internet.

They have no problems to post on Twitter and Facebook about their actions.  The enemy may read along.   However, they are aimed at mobilizing influence in the Islamic world.  The Internet offers the possibility to simultaneously use information and disinformation. Syria's president has accused all rebels of being terrorists.  But the West has supported the rebels and claimed a part is democratic.   This offers the Islamists enormous leeway to present themselves as anti-Assad-front and as "good" rebels.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Bild: Tempi Photo: Tempi
Trans: Tancred
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David O'Neill said...

This country could, I suppose, refuse to allow these people permission to be re-admitted to the UK on the grounds of national security

Anonymous said...

We are in the beginnings of the Minor Chastisement. The Mohammedans will create much upheaval, and commit many atrocities. But in the end, they will convert to the True Faith as the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart ushers in the Age of Mary.

But hold on to your hats in the meantime.


Jacobi said...

Islam has assaulted Christianity repeatedly since the 7th century, by overrunning militarily the Christian Middle East, eliminating the great North African civilisation of St Augustine, overrunning Christian Spain, until 1492, and almost Europe, (but for Charlemagne), further assaults turned back at Vienna, 1529, Malta, 1565, Lepanto, 1571 and Vienna, 1683.

What we are seeing now is perhaps the greatest threat to Europe yet, by means of a combination of immigration on a now massive scale, steady spread of Sharia and the Caliphate, regardless of any national or international law, all backed up by terror.

The Secularist authorities, so obsessed with their attempts to crush Christianity, have yet to wake up to this great danger.