Having had the “privilege” of living in three Muslim countries I may have a much different outlook on the situation than others may have. By no means am I anywhere near an expert on the Middle East, Islam, the Arab world or that way of thinking but I have had the experience of living and working among them.
Personally, because of the number of so-called refugees invading Europe I had been suspecting that something like this would happen in the future. Sadly it occurred sooner than I thought it would and also in France rather than Germany. With the number of refugees wanting to make Germany their new “home” that is where I presumed something would happen.
While the media has mainly been showing photos and video of women and children refugees they are ignoring the vast number of young men that are also flooding into Europe. What else is also not being reported is the way that some (most?) of the refugees are treating the countries and people who are giving them sanctuary. When the media does show the results of the garbage and devastation that is left behind it is only for mere seconds before the focus is once again on children.
“So-called refugees invading Europe” is what I called them simply because these people are not following the rules the United Nations has set forth to be called refugees. The vast majority of them are leaving from Turkey were some had been for several years. In Turkey they where safely held in ‘official’ refugee camps but they were not satisfied with being there and knew that in Europe they would be entitled to many more benefits and an easier life. Leaving Turkey on flimsy inflatable rafts with little or no life saving tools i.e. even simple floatation devices, they landed on various European Islands in the Mediterranean Sea, or making it to the European Mainland. Refugees are required to apply for official refugee status in the first country they enter. Of course this would have meant that they would have to be officially registered before moving along. Did they do this - NO why should they have to obey the rules laid out because it would only impede their desire to move into countries which would provide more for them. More in the way of food, accommodation, and money.
People arriving by the same type of transportation from North African countries, for the most part, were/are not refugees fleeing war but simply economic migrants wanting a better way of life and do not want to go through official channels.
Which brings us back to all of the young military aged men that are fleeing the ravages of war. It begs the question, why would they be leaving their homeland, abandoning all they have including family and in many cases wives and children? In simple terms, the Syrian men are fleeing to avoid being conscripted into the Syrian army and fighting against the enemy they are fleeing. In my opinion I have to wonder just how loyal they would be to any new ‘home land’ that they were welcomed in. While these ‘men’ may not like the Assad government I would think that they should at least have the courage to attempt to defend their country. Instead they are fleeing and leaving Syria to be overrun by ISIS/ISIL or whatever jihadists that take control.
It has also come to light that many of those entering Europe are not actual war refugees but economic migrants arriving from; Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh as well as several African countries. Once these people arrive in Europe they discard their identity papers and claim they are Syrian refugees.
All of which brings me around to why I did not think there would not be a terrorist attack in Europe. It is quite simple, unlike the politically correct politicians who seem to have their heads buried in the sand, it does not take a thinking person long to realize just how easy it would be too slip in jihadist terrorists disguised as refugees. Once they are imbeded in their designated countries it would not be long before they could be in contact with new home grown jihadists. This may have been the case in Paris as the news media is reporting that three of the seven terrorists were actually French citizens. Now that ISIS is taking responsibility for this terror attack it should be ample proof that they have managed to have terrorists immigrate along with the other refugees. The question remains how many more are still in France (including the eighth from the latest attack) and other European countries and which one will be next to feel the wrath of fundamental Islam?
While Europe is welcoming tens of thousand people a day it seems as if the rich Arab countries are turning a blind eye to the plight of these people. Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the UAE, Kuwait do not seem to be taking in any, or very few refugees. The reason according to the Saudi Arabian answer; they are afraid that terrorists or people who would cause dissent would be among them. Hmm it seems as if the Saudis understood the problem long ago and instead of opening their borders to them they are willing to spend millions of dollars building new mosques in Europe.
There are many sites and videos on various internet sites depicting the chaos that is happening and could happen with the vast influx of Muslims into Europe and it does not look promising. While some of this may simply be over reaction or propaganda much of it does ring true.
How many terrorists have already reached Europe and how many more are waiting on the shores for their opportunity to become a martyr? Sadly only time will tell.
If I were a praying person I would be praying that Europe and the rest of the world opens their eyes to see what the future may hold.