In Europe and U.S., fear that Islamists one step ahead

Thursday, December 10, 2015
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Chad Groening, Billy Davis (OneNewsNow.com)

Abdelhamid Abaaoud (Paris attack mastermind)A national defense analyst is traveling to Germany this week to discuss the dangers of radical Islam with concerned officials in that country.

"Obviously in the light of what happened in Paris, and other incidents around the world, people are scared," says Bob Maginnis, a retired U.S. Army colonel now at the Family Research Council.

Maginnis warned OneNewsNow in October that Muslims are invading Germany, where 10,000 migrants are arriving daily and 1.5 million are expected by the end of the year.

Angela MerkelGermany's chancellor, Angela Merkel (pictured at left,) has said her country can't stop the arrivals. She has drawn public criticism from her own political party, the Christian Democratic Party.

Among other incidents, German authorities arrested an ISIS recruiter, registered as a refugee, who was in possession of fake Syrian passports. 

In the United States, meanwhile, FBI director James Comey made headlines Wednesday when he revealed that the San Bernardino killers were "radicalized" years ago, before they met online, yet U.S. authorities were never alerted to their Islamic jihadist views.

Comey's comments caught the attention of James Carafano, a national defense analyst at The Heritage Foundation.

"The question is, is this something that just slipped through," Carafano says. "Or are we not doing as good a job or the bad guys coming up with ways to get ahead of the system."

He says at least 75 known Islamist terrorist plots have targeted the United States - and have been stopped due to intelligence information - since the September 2001 attack in New York City. 

Before he departed for Germany, Maginnis said Germans are fearful that their government doesn't have their interests in mind.

"And so I'm just trying to get a pulse of that country and the people," Maginnis says, "to see what might happen in this country if it jumps across the ocean."
  

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