Four Syrian refugees, two of whom arrived in Europe via the Balkans last year amidst the migrant influx, have been caught plotting to conduct a massive Paris-style terror attack in Germany.
“German federal prosecutors confirmed that three Syrian nationals had been arrested and their homes searched: 25-year-old Mahood B., 27-year-old Hamza C. and 31-year-old Abd Arahman A.K. A further warrant was issued for a 25-year-old Syrian, Saleh A., currently under arrest in France,” reports the Local.
The four men planned to besiege the historic city center of Düsseldorf by launching a Paris-style massacre involving suicide bombs targeting Heinrich-Heine-Allee, “a broad street with a number of public transport links including U-Bahn and tram stations,” followed by machine gun attacks on citizens.
Two of the men, Saleh A. and Hamza C., received their orders from ISIS to carry out the plot shortly before arriving in Turkey from Syria in 2014. They then waited to take advantage of the migrant wave pouring into Europe, entering Germany via the Balkans in 2015, where they met explosives expert Arahman, who was sent to Germany in 2014 by ISIS after building explosives for the Syrian terrorist organization Jabhat al-Nusra.
The plot was discovered when Saleh A. gave himself up to French security authorities, who then informed Germany of the attack plan.
The fact that the plotters were Syrian refugees is obviously a huge embarrassment to Angela Merkel given her government’s increasingly unpopular policy of letting in more than a million Muslim migrants over the last year.
An Islamic State manifesto released last December brags about how the terror organization has exploited the refugee program to send jihadist sleeper cells to Europe since 2012.