by Lisa Daftari

paris attacks

Seven of the nine ISIS jihadis who launched a series of coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris last November entered Europe by posing as refugees.

The attackers were part of a group of 14 who plotted their way into Western Europe by riding the wave of the migrant crisis last year, according to Hungarian security officials.

By using fake Syrian passports, many of the attackers, already on European terror watch-lists, were able to slip back into Europe undetected, along with thousands of other refugees.

One hundred and thirty people were killed in November when a group of gunmen and suicide bombers launched a wave of attacks across Paris, targeting the Bataclan concert hall, the Stade De France and several restaurants and bars. Three hundred sixty-eight people were also injured in the attacks, almost 100 of them seriously.

Some of the remaining terrorists in the group participated in the Brussels attacks earlier this year in three coordinated suicide bombings at Brussels Airport and at Maalbeek metro station killed 32 people.

Counterterrorism officials in Hungary believe ISIS set up a "logistics hub" in the country in the Summer of 2015 at the peak of the migrant crisis, with jihadis taking advantage of Europe's porous borders to slip into Western Europe through Eastern Europe's Balkan routes.

An investigation scrutinizing the phones used by some of the suspects found that one of the lead coordinators of the Paris attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, sent a scout to report on the feasibility of using the Balkan routes as an entry point to Western Europe.

The group communicated with each another using social media applications such as Facebook and WhatsApp messaging, often creating and deleting their accounts within a day, as soon as they were able to obtain new instructions from Raqqa, Syria, where they were in contact with ISIS leadership, Hungary's counterterrorism's deputy chief General Zsolt Bodnar told The UK Times.

Aboud was killed in a raid by French counterterror police in the days following the Paris attacks.

Hungary voted Sunday to reject the E.U.'s migrant quota for the country. With turnout reported to be only 44 percent below the 50 percent threshold needed, the vote was set to be declared invalid.


Some of the comments by people not stricken by PhobicIslamophobia — Fear of being called an Islamophob.

Randy Rentsch

As we read Obama hurriedly funnels more and more into the US! Why? Why is he so determined and hell bent on getting as many as he can into our country? If you think for a nano-second it's his humanitarian heart! You're as sick minded as he is!

Liz Jans

And scary as hell.. and hillary plans to bring in even more...and why aren't the Christians given a priority--- they are being slaughtered daily in the ME. Islamobama is a dangerous man..trump...our last opportunity to save thisi country!

Abigail Williams

Hillary wants more, more, more, more to come.

John Jameson

It's a peaceful cult throwing people off buildings, beheading priests, canabalism, killing Christians and Muslims alike, these are good people, let them in, get a burka and chill.

Marc Kahn

We have a country lead by self enriching, globalist, socialist morons, with the queen moron running to be President with dreams of a land without borders and wanting more muslims/terrorists to take root in America - AND SHE CARES ABOUT HER GRAND-DAUGHTER??? Trump wants to save the country from corruption, stupidity and terrorists, but our "establishment" media and politicians are outraged at stupid things he said 11 years ago - WOW!

Fred Smith

Between the tens of thousands of Muslim "refugees" allowed into the US and the sudden Jihad syndrome experienced by Muslims in the US, you can look for a lot more shootings and stabbings at malls, explosions, train derailments and attempts to institute sharia law in the US. The ironic aspect is the supporters of Islamic migration to the US, will be some of the first people murdered under sharia law — homosexuals, drug users, sexually promiscuous, musicians an

Sheykh Yer Weeni

As salamu alaikum. I am the Infidel Imam. These tragic and infuriating attacks in France, with Salafis ("original Muslims", which includes groups such as ISIS and al-Qaeda) immigrating to the West as "refugees", are more examples of Islam's design and determination to dominate the world. Even here in the US, 51% of Muslims want to live under sharia, and 25% of Muslims admit they agree with violent jihad against the US as part of the global jihad.

Why are Muslims so determined to dominate the world? In the words of Muhammad (Quran 9.33; 61.9): "It is He [Allah] Who has sent His Messenger with Guidance and the Religion of Truth, to proclaim it over all religion, even though the Pagans may detest (it)." [added] And again: Sahih Muslim Hadith #2889: "Verily Allah has shown me (Muhammad) the eastern and western part of the earth, and I saw the authority of my Ummah (nation) dominate all that I saw."

What we are seeing in the world today: all the terrorist attacks to the war cry of "Allahu Akbar", the calls for sharia punishments for offfending Muhammad, the whole debate about the "burka" (which really should be called "jilbab", see Qur'an 33.59), and the rest, are all part of the Islamic plan to dominate the world. It really is us versus them: Kufrs (Infidels) versus Muslims. Our first line of resistance, freedom of speech, *must hold*; we must freely criticize Islam, the Qur'an, and Muhammad. Otherwise there will certainly be war in the streets. May the Army of Liberty triumph!

Robert Hartley

Why is it so difficult for Obama and his henchmen to believe that Islam is not a {religion} of peace but instead is a deceptive and reprobate political ideology of submission to a vitriolic and corrupt culture governed by an incarnadine set of inhumane formulas masquerading as law. Maybe Obama and his henchmen already know this, but are using the "sand fleas" to create havoc and murder to satisfy their desire to destroy America. If this is the case, why hasn't the Congress stepped forth to defend those who elected them? Surely there is more than enough evidence to impeach Obama and find him guilty of prostituting his oath of office for nefarious reasons.

KE Disbrow

Obama is allowing 10,000 Syrian refugees in per month. The country is at war; there is no way to adequately vet them.

ISIS and other terrorist groups have clearly stated they will infiltrate refugee groups in order to gain entry to Western countries. As this article states, they did that in France. Seven of the nine attackers were able to thus sneak into the country where they killed and maimed. So many men, women, and children--completely innocent people--suffered and died. Even more were wounded. Their lives will never be the same.

Hillary states that she will open America's borders completely within 100 days of being elected (if America is so unfortunate to have her as president). She will increase refugee numbers coming into this country by 550%, as well. When you think of how much death and pain one hate-filled terrorist caused on a single night in a Florida nightclub, it is truly frightening. Forty-nine died, 53 others were wounded. Imagine thousands upon thousands of more disaffected, angry refugees whose religion and world view laud them as heros for killing those who do not share their ideology.

There's no way that many people can be vetted properly. None. Hillary's just trolling for voters. When explosions go off in crowded venues or are shot up by terrorists and people die, you can thank Hillary and Obama.

Lisa Daftari is Editor-in-Chief of The Foreign Desk and an award-winning investigative foreign affairs journalist and commentator, with a focus on the Middle East and counterterrorism. Her website is at This article appeared October 2, 2016 and is archived at

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