Why is the jihad problem ‘much larger’ than they had feared? Because they don’t know shit about Islam and they refuse to learn. What they imagine to be large is a million times larger still. If they had even a small grasp of the scale of the problem they would lie sleepless at nights in worry. Europol is completely inept at running and structuring a security system in the first place. The entire department needs an overhaul where all the administrators are replaced with security personnel with first hand experience in terrorism.
Terror warning: 5,000 jihadis ready to strike Europe and network bigger than anyone feared
EUROPE’S jihadi problem is much bigger than security forces first feared with more than 5,000 terrorists ready and waiting to strike, the head of Europol has warned.
By Tom Batchelor
PUBLISHED: 16:00, Thu, Mar 24, 2016 |
Security experts have been warning for weeks that Europe faced an increased terror threat.
Rob Wainwright, director of the EU’s law enforcement agency, said he was “concerned” that Islamic State (ISIS) has a “more widespread network than we first feared”.
The group’s ability to infect capital cities across the continent has helped create “unprecedented threats” to the union’s 500 million citizens, he added.
The top security official said: “It threatens not just France and Belgium but a number of European countries at the same time.
“It is difficult to know how many of those are on active duty in preparing to launch attacks in Europe but we are concerned about a community of 5,000 suspects that have been radicalised in Europe, that have travelled to Syria and Iraq for conflict experience, some of whom, not all, have since come back to Europe.
“Some of those will be among those that are taking part in what is clearly a new strategy that so-called Islamic State has launched now in the West to take us on in a more aggressive way, to use teams of well-trained, well-planned terrorists to carry out multiple attacks aimed at mass casualties.”
Brussels was rocked by twin blasts at the airport and a central Metro station, in the latest attack carried out by ISIS-linked militants.
Security experts have been warning for weeks that Europe faced an increased terror threat and the UK routinely features as a prominent target.
Rob Wainwright, director of the EU’s law enforcement agency.
Flowers left for those killed in Brussels.
Mr Wainwright added: “We are faced by a more dangerous, a more urgent security threat from so-called Islamic State.
“It threatens not just France and Belgium but a number of European countries at the same time … It is certainly the most serious threat we have faced in at least a decade.
“The nature of the threat, the way it is dispersed across a largely unconnected randomised community of a least 5,000 individuals means it is not possible to reduce the threat to zero. So we have to redouble our efforts.”
His comments follow a warning from former Secret Intelligence Service chief Sir Richard Dearlove that remaining a member of the Brussels club was hampering efforts at securing Britain and its borders.
Writing in Prospect magazine Sir Richard said: “Brexit would bring two potentially important security gains: the ability to dump the European Convention on Human Rights – remember the difficulty of extraditing the extremist Abu Hamza of the Finsbury Park Mosque – and, more importantly, greater control over immigration from the European Union.”
Brussels terrorist attacks
Fri, March 25, 2016
The Brussels airport and Metro bombings in pictures, including the aftermath of
the tragic scenes.
Damage seen inside the departure terminal following the March 22, 2016 bombing at Zaventem Airport, in these photos made available to Reuters by the Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad.
Human body parts are burnt into a carriage after blast on Metro carriage
A private security guard helps a wounded.