(My new American Thinker post)
Just saw a report that ISIS wants to insert its own into the wave of refugees moving toward Europe. This is from Today's Express out of London:
AN OPERATIVE working for Islamic State has revealed the terror group has successfully smuggled thousands of covert jihadists into Europe.
The Syrian operative claimed more than 4,000 covert ISIS gunmen had been smuggled into western nations -- hidden amongst innocent refugees.
The ISIS smuggler, who is in his thirties and is described as having a trimmed jet-black beard, revealed the ongoing clandestine operation is a complete success.
"Just wait," he smiled.
The Islamic State operative spoke exclusively to BuzzFeed on the condition of anonymity and is believed to be the first to confirm plans to infiltrate western countries.
Why is anybody shocked or surprises that ISIS would plan and execute something like that? Why would anyone be surprised that a terrorist organization would take advantage of trouble, instability, or uncertainty?
We can't control what Europeans do, but we should be very careful about bringing people into the U.S. without adequate background checks.
Some will ask: Why would a Cuban immigrant, or political refugee like me, want to keep out others fleeing a civil war?
First, Cubans generally came in an orderly wave. Our family spent 2 months in Jamaica waiting to be processed to the U.S.
The Cubans who came in The Freedom Flights were processed in Miami and generally had families vouching for them. Furthermore, they arrived in 2 flights a day,about 200 in total, and were quickly absorbed into the Miami economy.
On the other hand, the Mariel boat lift of 1980 was chaotic and did bring many criminal elements to the U.S. We repeat that 99% of the people of Mariel were decent but there is always a small number in a large crowd with bad intentions.
Again, let's do the humanitarian thing but remember who is waiting to take advantage of the situation. Yes, ISIS is sitting back and looking for a little crack here and there to send the kinds of people who blow up building and commit horrific crimes.
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