The German Interior Ministry, Federal Criminal Police Office, and Federal Police believe ISIS terrorists stole thousands of blank passports in Syria.
According to confidential documents cited by the German newspaper, Bild am Sonntag, German authorities believe over 11,000 blank passports were stolen by ISIS in Syria.
The German Interior Ministry confirmed to RT that it knew about the stolen passports while the country allowed thousands of ‘refugees’ inside its borders.
“It has long been known that so-called ‘blank passports’ were stolen from the Syrian regime. These “stolen” Syrian blank passport documents are listed in the INTERPOL database as ‘Lost documents,’ so that the passports can be matched with passports presented on arrival,” the statement to RT explained.
According to a statement released by Interpol in 2016, the Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (SLTD) database contain “details of some 250,000 stolen and lost Syrian and Iraqi passports, of which more than 190,000 were reported stolen as blank.”
This revelation comes after Europe has witnessed the largest refugee crisis since World War II.
According to the recent report from Eurostat, more than 160,000 people sought asylum in the EU in the first quarter of 2017, most of whom come from Syria and Afghanistan.
Germany, Italy, France, Greece and the UK received the largest amount of asylum applications in 2017.
These 5 Member States together account for 80 per cent of all first-time applicants in the EU-28,” the report explains before adding Germany issued “the most total first instance decisions during the first quarter of 2017.”
Germany has suffered from terrorist attacks in the past. The most deadly attack was conducted in December 2016 during Christmas celebrations in Berlin. A Tunisian asylum seeker, who had pledged himself to ISIS, killed 12 people by plowing into a Christmas market in a truck.
Chris Hunter, a former UK army intelligence officer, told RT that following the ‘open door policy’ promoted by Angela Merkel could lead to nothing but disaster.
“Allowing such a large influx of refugees into Europe was ill-thought,” he said while recalling the large number of terrorist attacks that have been conducted over the past three years. [This] shows us that even with a small number of terrorists potentially on the radar the [European] governments have no ability to cope [with them] and are incapable of doing so.”
He explained that slack border controls in Europe will force countries to deal “with a large number of potential terrorists moving into EU countries.”
“They don’t understand the sheer magnitude of this problem. They are burying their heads in the sand. A lot needs to be done. And if it isn’t done, we will see significant terrorist incidents,” he added.
It seems that Germany, at least, is not only burying its head in the sand but showing nothing but apathy towards the safety of its citizens.
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