I have recently come across a Politico article in which it is reported that German intelligence services believe that hit squads and sleeper cells from ISIL have infiltrated Germany by hiding among the refugee/migrant population which flooded into Germany last year after Angela Merkel declared that everyone heading to the country can come in, without discriminating based on whether anyone coming into the country was actually fleeing war. According to Manfred Hauser, the vice president of Bavaria’s intelligence gathering agency BayLfV:
“We have substantial reports that among the refugees there are hit squads. There are hundreds of these reports, some from refugees themselves. We are still following up on these, and we haven’t investigated all of them fully.”
If that’s true, then I think it would explain a lot. It would likely explain why Germany has been seeing more terror attacks than usual, to the point that Germany is considering abolishing dual citizenship, banning the burkha and deploying more police. I can imagine that ISIL agents, or any radical Islamist element for that matter, would surely be able to infiltrate a mass influx of people coming from countries that might be home to radical Islamists, especially if no vetting was applied and there was no discerning process determining who among the migrants were war refugees, economic migrants, criminals or terrorists (or potential terrorists). I can also imagine some of these Islamists may have either helped people radicalize, or inspired them to radicalize themselves. That these people are effectively being protected by the political class in Germany, and Europe in general, is probably something that enables them to continue unchallenged. There is not a doubt in my mind that this is likely the case for other European countries like France, Belgium and Sweden which have all seen numerous reports of violent crimes committed by members of the migrant populations. Of course not all of Europe’s woes come from ISIL, and in fact a lot of the spike in crimes seems to be driven by cultural attitudes found within the migrant populations, which stem from a culture that is not only predominantly Islamic but also generally backwards in the face of modern Western social norms, values and customs. And since you often find the attitude among European Muslims that sharia law is preferable to European law, I think it’s possible that you’d have quite the few Muslims who think this can and should be achieved by force, Muslims who can be radicalized by Islamists who share the same idea or especially by ISIL or ISIL-affiliated agents.
The reality of the matter is that the European migration crisis, and the willingness of much of the European political class to just blindly except the massive influx without thinking of the consequences, has created an opportunity for Islamism and radical Islam to infiltrate the continent. And that same political class is not particularly willing to change its mind. When the Nice attack occurred, the French government’s response was that the French should learn to “get used to terrorism”, which in plain terms means they said France should do nothing. Germany’s Angela Merkel is still defending the open borders policy, despite not just more terror attacks but also numerous crimes that occurred including sex crimes and assaults (I’m not just talking about Cologne, though that event did significantly decrease the public support for further immigration). Sweden is trying to get its natives to give their homes to migrants and a Swedish professor is claiming that Sweden’s status of the rape capital of Europe is caused by hot weather rather than the increase in sexual assaults committed by Middle Eastern and North African migrants, which in turn was brought on by Sweden opening the gates for its own influx of migrants (which is essentially the same as Bill Nye blaming the Bataclan massacre on climate change). And the European Union believes that it is best to simply continue pushing for open borders, regardless of the consequences. In the words of Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Comission:
“No matter how bad terrorism or the migrant crisis gets, the European Union will never give up on open borders.“
This attitude exhibits a stark denial of reality: Europe has seen an increasing number of terrorist attacks, European nations are struggling to cope with the influx of migrants, and in Germany’s case there are actually people willing to leave the country because of there are simply too many, and the EU’s response is to keep borders open regardless. Which is also why it is necessary for the UK to trigger Article 50 and leave the European Union before it joins the rest of Europe in its decline. At the moment, I fear that the same thing that happened to Germany and other European countries might happen to the UK if it joins the rest of the continent in its collective virtue-signal, and we already have insular Islamic communities that the authorities often seem to treat as a protected class even when they commit crimes. Frankly, the European Union’s attitude is dangerous, driven purely by idealism, and as long as the UK remains attached to the EU it too may suffer the consequences of such blindfolded idealism – so thank gods we voted Leave. I believe other European countries will have to follow the Brexit lead as well, particularly the ones most affected by an increase in terror attacks and violent crime brought on by mass immigration, and the discourse surrounding the issue (in other words, “do not question mass immigration or you’re a racist”) means that it is inevitable that more and more people in Europe will turn to the far-right unless something changes.