The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) claimed responsibility for a deadly attack this week on a state governor’s election motorcade.
A 25-year-old Syrian man was arrested in the German town of Landshut this week after approaching a group of young girls on their way to school and molesting them. The case is just the latest in a wave of Muslim migrant sex attacks since the height of the migrant crisis in 2015, many of which have involved adults preying on minors.
Police said that the jihadis were known to have committed at least 369 robberies and thefts in and around Barcelona. In addition to theft, the cell members sustained themselves through drug trafficking and document fraud.
“There is little doubt that the autonomous region of Catalonia has become a prime base of operations for terrorist activity. Spanish authorities tell us they fear the threat from these atomized immigrant communities prone to radicalism, but they have very little intelligence on or ability to penetrate these groups.” — American diplomatic cable, October 2, 2007.
An Islamic State video just released in late December showed the White House being attacked. Clearly this is something the Islamic State very much wanted to do. Meanwhile, “a community member” contacted law enforcement on Hasher Jallal Taheb, and that’s good. Imagine what might have happened if this person hadn’t done so. But where did Hasher learn his understanding of Islam? Will anyone be investigating that? Or will they wave it away with “he was radicalized on the Internet”?
The photograph of a Muslim wearing a sweatshirt emblazoned “DIVERSITY” as he is arrested for a jihad plot by heavily armed police is a candent summation of the predicament of the West today.
Anyway, one detainee’s roommate said that the arrested man “has never shown terrorist attitudes.” “He does not even pray.”
The roommate clearly knows what the mainstream counterterror analysts deny, that there is a connection between devoutness in Islam and involvement in jihad terror. Not all devout Muslims are jihad terrorists, but all jihad terrorists are devout Muslims. In this case, it is likely to come out that the jihadist who didn’t even pray did actually pray, but was following the Islamic State’s instructions to appear secular in the West, avoiding mosques, not carrying at Qur’an, etc. Or else he had a recent return to his religion, deciding to try to compensate for his sins by doing the deed that Muhammad said was the greatest of all: jihad.