Alleged Museum Killer Confirms Western Europe’s Fears About Syria

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 10:19 AM
June 12, 2014

Jewish-Museum-Belgium-killings    The alleged killer of three victims at a Jewish Museum in Belgium recently was arrested in France, and European police officials cringe at confirmation that he learned to hate and kill by joining the war in Syria, because so many other European Muslims now fight in that Civil War and will soon return ‘home’.

Arrested in the port city of Marseille, 29-year-old French citizen, Mehdi Nemmouche was found to have “in his possession a gun, a Kalashnikov assault rifle, and a video camera, used in the Brussels attack,” says His gun was wrapped in a sheet scrawled with the Islamic State of Iraq and indicating his membership the Levant, an extremist group fighting in Syria.

Gross reveals that the suspect visited Syria last year, apparently with links to Syrian jihadists. “Nemmouche was meant to have been under surveillance, according to intelligence sources, following his return from Syria, but as is the case with hundreds of other European jihadis returning from Syria, the surveillance is less than perfect.” He was arrested after boarding a bus coming from Amsterdam.

In ‘Suspect in Jewish Museum Killings Went to Syria,’ Angela Charlton and John-Thor Dahlburg from AP set forth: “Fears have been mounting in European countries that the hundreds of European radicals who are joining the fight in Syria against President Bashar Assad could stage attacks when they get home.”

The two also point out that Nemmouche has “a criminal record, with seven convictions for crimes like attempted france_jihad jpg size xxlarge letterboxrobbery––but nothing related to terrorism.”  Belgium prosecutor Frederic Van Leeuw told them: “The new elements in this investigation draw attention once more to the problem of the ‘returnees’—in other words the people going to Syria to participate in combat and return afterward to our country. All European countries are confronted with this problem.”

Illustrating the fears officials hold for European-born Muslims trained in Syria, writes:  “French anti-terror police have arrested six young men believed to have gone to Syria to fight with radical Islamist groups just two weeks after the government’s announcement of a new anti-jihadi plan.”

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve posits:  “It’s a new demonstration of the government’s complete determination to do everything in its power to fight terrorism and the indoctrination of young people.”

Another AP reporter, Elaine Ganley, confirms in ‘Jewish Museum Killings Lay Bare Europe’s Fears of Returning Syrian Fighters,’ that “Between 1,000 and 1,500 Europeans may currently be fighting in Syria . . . France feels particularly vulnerable because it has the highest estimated number of youths heading to Syria or fighting there—about 700. Each one who returns represents a potential threat . . . and the challenge to track them all is huge.”

Citizens in Western Europe (and perhaps in the United States as well) struggle with identity. What is the language, racial and ethnic identity of Europeans? And how do Middle-eastern born Muslims fit that identity? If such group’s don’t fit, why are they so liberally imported and given citizenship?

Moreover in these days of border refugee crossings, millions of displaced persons, and deceivers who falsely accept new citizenships, the only safe identity is in Christ Jesus. As Christian mystery fiction argues: “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new (2 Corinthians 5:17).”

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