Monday, December 14, 2015

Islamic invasion of Europe update (December 14, 2015)

Syrian migrant in Italy: 'Allah is great, ISIS is greater'
Italian police have arrested a Syrian "refugee" for being a member of the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist organization, clapping him in cuffs shortly after he arrived by boat along with hundreds of migrants, media reports said Monday.

The man, reportedly in his 20s, was arrested by officers in Sicily after Italy's special operations division discovered incriminating material on his cell phone.

The suspect had videos and photographs which appeared to be of ISIS attacks along with a text message which read "Allah is great, but ISIS is even better," according to the reports.

The local Corriere di Ragusa daily said the images contained "corpses, wounds and lots of blood."

The Syrian arrived on December 4 on a wooden fishing boat carrying 500 people, and had been staying at the reception center in the southeastern Sicilian port before his arrest.

There have long been concerns in Italy and Europe of would-be jihadists entering the country and the rest of the continent on the rickety boats of migrants crossing the Mediterranean from northern Africa.

At least one of the men involved in the ISIS Paris attacks last month, which left 130 people murdered, traveled through Italy on his way to France posing as a "refugee."

Croatia: More than 500,000 Muslim invaders crossed into the country since mid-September
Croatian police say more than 500,000 asylum-seekers have crossed into the country since mid-September on their way toward Western Europe.

Police said Monday that 501,987 people have entered Croatia since Hungary closed its border with Serbia, redirecting the flow of refugees to Croatia. All have continued their journey toward the wealthy nations of the European Union, primarily Germany or Sweden.

The countries along the Balkan migrant corridor in the past weeks have been allowing in only refugees from war-torn countries such as Syria, Iraq or Afghanistan. That has slowed down the movement of people and angered asylum-seekers from Iran or African nations.

Migrants usually cross the Aegean Sea from Turkey into Greece and then move on to Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia before reaching Austria.

Germany to spend millions to protect Muslim migrant women and children from Muslim migrant men in refugee shelters
The German government is offering increased financial support to communities to improve safety for women and children in refugee shelters, and is expanding the training of social workers to identify abuse.

Germany's Family Minister Manuela Schwesig said Monday the government-owned bank KfW will provide loans of up to 200 million euros (219 million dollars) to create and rebuild shelters and add safe rooms for children and make bathrooms more secure.