Italian police have arrested eleven “refugees” in the northern city of Genoa on suspicion of being members of ISIS, after the nonwhite invaders launched a coordinated effort to reach Britain by car and airplane.
The arrests were widely reported in the Italian media, but largely ignored by the English-language press in Britain.
The first arrests took place on December 31, when two nonwhites, carrying fake Belgian passports, were stopped and detained at Genoa’s Cristoforo Colombo airport.
The pair—who claimed to be “Syrian refugees” as soon as their fake passports were identified—were searched and then placed under Italian security police custody when ISIS-linked images and messages were found on their smartphones.
A police spokesman told the Italian media that the two had claimed to be brother and sister, but had constantly changed their story after being held in custody and interrogated in court.
The latest version of their story involves a claim that they were “originally from Iran and had come to Europe to convert to Christianity,” the Mondotivu news service reported.
They were unable to explain to a judge how they managed to get to Genoa, but then claimed that they had come to Europe as part of the “refugee” wave which had swept up through the Balkans in the second half of last year.
Three days later, another two nonwhites were arrested at the same airport while attempting to board another flight to London—also using fake Belgian passports. The two also had ISIS-related images and documentation on their smartphones.
Yet another police raid—this time on the main Genoa ferry port, which has a regular service to Libya—resulted in seven more nonwhites being arrested, Italian media continued.
The men, who were travelling in three identical Hyundai cars, were arrested by officers from the anti-terrorist squad.
They were not in possession of any entry visas, which first alerted authorities at the port.
The men claimed they were on their way to Brussels, but a subsequent search found that they had no suitcases or any bags with them—something which the police naturally found highly suspicious.
The seven men—all Libyan nationals—were then deported back home, as authorities were unable to link them definitively to the other previous arrests, although the suspicion is strong that they formed part of a coordinated attempt to reach Britain.