Jihad reaches East Europe. Apparently several of the jihadis have come to Poland as “refugees”.
Find the PEW research mentioned in the end here.
Translated by Lukasz from wiadomości:
“As reported by the tvn24.pl news portal, a detailed report about the terrorist threat was presented last week by the ABW vice director Jacek Gawryszewski to MPs from the ‘intelligence commission’. According to the report, the security service has identified 200 people who have a connection with Poland and at the same time links to violent Islamic fundamentalism. The group largest in numbers is comprised by Chechens who once lived for example in asylum camps in Poland. They still keep their connections from Poland even though they are in Syria or Iraq, where they are fighting for the Islamic State.
It further reads that apart from Chechens, the threat is also posed by Poles who have converted to Islam and are now fighting for the Islamic State. There are ‘between five to ten’ such cases, according to what was said by a member of the ‘intelligence commission’. Everyone from that group converted having migrated to the West: to Germany, Norway or France. They joined ISIS cells there and left for Syria.
Another category is comprised by people who have less obvious connections with Poland. This was the case with a Moroccan national who was stopped at the Chopin airport in Warsaw on 15 June. According to the information published on the tvn24.pl website, the security service has been monitoring also Polish women, who meet people via the internet: on instant messengers, via emails and dating websites. They are seduced by men from the Middle East who recruit devoted female co-workers this way.
Fear of Islamic extremism is growing in Western Europe and the United States – according to the Pew Research Center … concerns have been more and more visible in countries with a significant Muslim minority. Apparently, 22 percent of Poles is very concerned about potential attacks by extremists, in our country.”