(Photo above: Europol director Rob Wainright)
Europol recently stated that the only way to stop terror attacks against civilians is to allow us to bear arms – so we can shoot the jihadis before they shoot us. 5,000 is a lot, and there is good reason to suspect that the official numbers are much too low in order to not scare the public about how much danger we are actually in. On top of the official number of 5,000 comes the sleeper cells. Besides arming the civilians against this massive threat, Europol also advises border control, which the EU – who is much more interested in itself than the safety of the public – rejects.
“The head of Europe’s police organization Europol said on Tuesday the continent was facing its greatest security threat in more than a decade, with as many as 5,000 Europeans who have joined fighting in Syria posing a risk to their homelands.
Europol Director Rob Wainwright also echoed warnings from spy chiefs and some political leaders – in the wake of last week’s deadly attacks by Islamist militants in Paris – that European security agencies faced a “capability gap” which could leave their countries at risk. …
Many European countries are on high alert following last week’s attack by Islamist gunmen on a satirical journal and a kosher supermarket in Paris which killed 17, with France planning to deploy 10,000 soldiers. …’
Wainwright also warned of a risk of sleeper cells, noting that the two attackers who carried out the shootings at the Charlie Hebdo weekly, brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi had traveled to Yemen in 2011 for training.
“The problem we are dealing with these days is not just about Syria and Iraq, it is about other terrorist networks around the world, in Africa, in the Arab peninsula for example, that have franchise movements of the al Qaeda brand,” he said.
He said Europol had passed “60 urgent intelligence leads” to French police following the attacks.'”