Europol notes Irish residents travelling to North Africa to join Muslim terror groups as government continues to ignore problem – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

Europol notes Irish residents travelling to North Africa to join Muslim terror groups as government continues to ignore problem




Europol has revealed in its terrorism report for 2019 that Muslim terrorists had travelled from Ireland to Libya to fight radical Islamic groups including the Islamic State.

The Europe wide police agency identified Ireland as one of only three EU states where foreign extremists had travelled to North Africa to fight for Muslim terrorist organisations.

It is estimated that around 40 Irish residents and citizens travelled to Syria and Iraq to fight for Jihadi groups, mostly the Islamic State but since I.S’ defeat on the ground in those countries the number of European fighters travelling there has plummeted.

However, Islamic State and other jihadi group affiliates are still prevalent in war torn Libya. The once stable and prosperous country was plunged into chaos and failed state status by a western sponsored Islamist insurgency and massive NATO bombing campaign.

For their part the Irish government has taken a lassie fare approach to radical Muslim terrorists using the country as a base. Returning Jihadis face virtually no consequences and often get unlimited government assistance such as traitor and jihadi broodmare Lisa Smith.

Gardai and Military Intelligence, G2, estimated that hundreds of Jihadis and supporters of radical Muslims organisations such as I.S, Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood are living and operating in Ireland with some experts warning its only a matter of time before they commit an atrocity here.

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