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Thread: Ireland is biggest (per capita) contributer of European based foreign fighters to Syrian Conflict

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    Default Ireland is biggest (per capita) contributer of European based foreign fighters to Syrian Conflict

    26 fighters have left Ireland to join Syrian rebels - Independent.ie

    MORE fighters are likely to have travelled from Ireland to join the rebels in the Syrian civil war per capita than any other European country.

    Newly published research by the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR), has found that as many as 26 people from Ireland are known to have taken part in the conflict since it broke out in 2011.

    Prof Neumann said that European governments should be "concerned" that people from their countries have travelled to fight in Syria and said "they should monitor the situation".

    But he added: "They shouldn't assume that everyone who comes back is an al-Qa'ida terrorist."
    A highly worrying development that such a high number of de facto jihadists are able to come and go from Ireland as they please.

    One would hope that these individuals and their associates in Ireland are being documented and monitored by the authorities.

    This is another indicator of the ease in which islamist extremists operate in this country. They may not be actively plotting against Ireland itself, but they are taking advantage of the freedom from proper scrutiny our feckless governments have been giving them to organise and operate for purposes elsewhere
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    But....this could not possibly be true, could it ?

    Pravda have told us that there are young men going to Syria "for charity and humanitarian" purposes.
    Coveney's ambition is the be Ireland's next EU Commissar and Ireland will pay a price as he builds his CV to position himself sufficiently loyal to the nEU empire.

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    If they are native Irish their passports should be revoked when they return. If they have sought asylum or are fiscal migrants here then they should not be allowed back into the country.
    ‘The Great only appear great because we are on our knees: Let Us Rise!’ “ (James Larkin)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ulster-Lad View Post
    If they are native Irish their passports should be revoked when they return. If they have sought asylum or are fiscal migrants here then they should not be allowed back into the country.
    Absolutely, its apparent many of them are Libyan and fought in the war there also. yet despite being Libyan, and going to Libya to fight, they came back to Ireland after.

    the lesson shouldve been learnt after that.

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    I hope Special Branch are keeping an eye on the mosques. When these guys return from their jihad then we'll be in real trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rapparree View Post
    26 fighters have left Ireland to join Syrian rebels - Independent.ie



    A highly worrying development that such a high number of de facto jihadists are able to come and go from Ireland as they please.

    One would hope that these individuals and their associates in Ireland are being documented and monitored by the authorities.

    This is another indicator of the ease in which islamist extremists operate in this country. They may not be actively plotting against Ireland itself, but they are taking advantage of the freedom from proper scrutiny our feckless governments have been giving them to organise and operate for purposes elsewhere
    i highly doubt it, the extreme lax nature in which our border control etc operates would indicate that they have no clue who these people are that come to our country. illegal people and drugs among other things enter this country in large quantities regularly and very little is being done to combat this problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honecker View Post
    I hope Special Branch are keeping an eye on the mosques. When these guys return from their jihad then we'll be in real trouble.
    sure we will.....but then again I'm always more worried when Enda and Gilbore return from abroad, we know for sure then we are in real trouble

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    Quote Originally Posted by rapparree View Post
    26 fighters have left Ireland to join Syrian rebels - Independent.ie



    A highly worrying development that such a high number of de facto jihadists are able to come and go from Ireland as they please.

    One would hope that these individuals and their associates in Ireland are being documented and monitored by the authorities.

    This is another indicator of the ease in which islamist extremists operate in this country. They may not be actively plotting against Ireland itself, but they are taking advantage of the freedom from proper scrutiny our feckless governments have been giving them to organise and operate for purposes elsewhere

    Look once our FG, FF, and Labour Political landlords have empty properties, they have no issue with anyone coming into this State.

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    Quote Originally Posted by realistic1 View Post
    Look once our FG, FF, and Labour Political landlords have empty properties, they have no issue with anyone coming into this State.
    Indeed. This is the last thing the country needs. I hope the powers that be are keeping a close eye on the families of these men.

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    It does sadden me that so many posters on this thread and the commenters on the piece in the Independent are so racist.

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