As the debate rages over whether, or even how, to allow Syrian refugees to enter the U.S., Germany has discovered just what can happen when you let “refugees” who haven’t been properly vetted flood across borders.
On Wednesday, the Associated Press reported that officials in Turkey announced that they detained eight ISIS terrorists that were headed to Germany posing as “refugees.”
“The Anadolu Agency said Wednesday the eight arrived in Istanbul from Casablanca, Morocco, and were interviewed by criminal profiling teams at Ataturk Airport,” AP reported. “Citing police sources, the agency said one of the suspects had a hand-drawn picture of a planned route from Turkey to Germany, via Greece, Serbia and Hungary.”
The terror suspects claimed that they were tourists in Turkey, but hotel booking agents said that none of them had hotel reservations in the Turkish city.
This news comes on the heels of officials in Paris, France reporting that one of the terrorists who attacked and murdered over 100 Parisians was carrying a Syrian passport and may have been a refugee from that war-torn nation. Many of the terrorists haven’t been fully identified, though, so there is no telling where some of these men originally came from.
Already the governors of upwards to 32 U.S. states have announced that they don’t want any more Syrian refugees to be shipped into their states.
Questions over the President’s desires to greatly expand the importation of Syrian refugees into the U.S. has spread to Congress, as Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has said that the policy needs to be put on “pause” while new legislation is considered.
Even Democrat powerhouse Senator Chuck Schumer is saying that maybe the policy needs to be put on hold in the current climate so that security matters can be considered.