At least three of the terrorists who took part in the March 22 attacks in Brussels were “refugees” who entered Europe via Greece and the Balkans route, the Greek government has confirmed.
Two of the nonwhites landed on the island of Lesbos on September 20, 2015, posing as refugees, while the third flew into Greece from Italy on July 23.
The refugee-terrorists’ presence in Greece was confirmed following an investigation conducted by Greek authorities at the request of their Belgian counterparts.
According to reports, the two men that came through Leros, Naim Al Hamed and Sofiane Ayari, used Syrian passports and were accomplices of Salah Abdeslam—in custody in Belgium for his role in the Paris attacks last November.
The third man, Khalid el Bakraoui, who blew himself up in the Brussels metro, had flown to Greece from Italy using Belgium travel documents in July but failed to raise suspicions of authorities in either country.
Ayari was arrested on March 18 along with Abdeslam in a counterterrorism raid in the Molenbeek suburb of Brussels while Al Hamed was involved in both attacks at Brussels metro and airport.
Greek police sources said that Ayari and Al Hamed had traveled by the infamous “refugee” ferry to Piraeus from Lesbos before moving on to Central and Western Europe.
Naim Al Hamed: A “refugee” who took part in the Brussels attacks.
A similar route was taken in October by the refugee-terrorists involved in the November 13 Paris attacks.
At least one of the terrorists who blew themselves up outside the Stade de France had arrived on Lesbos from the Turkish coast on October 3, 2015. Two of his accomplices who arrived on Lesbos on the same day were later arrested on December 10 in Salzburg because of their links to the terrorists that attacked Paris.
Three refugee-terrorists were arrested, two in an asylum center in Graz, Austria, and a third in Germany, on December 28, 2015.
In February 2016, four Islamic State (IS) refugee-terrorists were arrested at three asylum centers across Germany—with the cell leader being detained in an asylum home in Attendorn, North Rhine-Westphalia, after entering the country as a “refugee” last year.
Estimates of the number of trained terrorists who have entered Europe from the Middle East have varied from 400 to 5,000.
However, thanks to the “open borders” and “welcome refugees” policy adopted by Angela Merkel and her supporters, no one knows for sure how many terrorists there are—or, for that matter, even how many nonwhites have entered Europe over the past year.