France PM: 10,000 Europeans Could Be Waging Jihad by Year-End

Yahoo! News, March 8, 2015

As many as 10,000 Europeans could be waging jihad in Iraq and Syria by the end of this year, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls warned Sunday, a three-fold increase on current numbers.

“There are 3,000 Europeans in Iraq and Syria today. When you do a projection for the months to come, there could be 5,000 before summer and 10,000 before the end of the year,” Valls told French television channel iTele.

“Do you realise the threat that this represents?” he asked.

He said there were around 1,400 people who were either already in these conflict zones, who had come back from there or who were planning to go.

“There have already been nearly 90 French people who have died out there with a weapon in their hand, fighting against our own values,” Valls said.

France, along with Belgium, has seen the largest numbers of volunteers leaving to join the Islamic State jihadist group, which has seized large parts of Syria and Iraq.

Last month, France seized passports from six of its citizens and banned 40 more from travelling abroad after they were allegedly planning to travel to Syria and Iraq.

It was the first time the measure had been used in France following its introduction as part of a raft of new counter-terrorism laws in November.

“We have to face a particularly high threat level in France, in Europe and in other countries,” said Valls.

[Editor’s Note: This March 6 report notes there are already 650 Muslims from Germany who have joined ISIS.]

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  • “Do you realise the threat that this represents?” he asked.

    You spelled “opportunity” wrong. We should be worried about non-white Middle Eastern or South Asian Muslims leaving Europe to go hook up with ISIS as we should about black Americans who leave this country to go to Nigeria to fight with Boko Haram.

  • MekongDelta69

    What it reads:
    France PM: “10,000 Europeans Could Be Waging Jihad by Year-End”

    What it should read:
    France PM: “10,000 Muslims Who Have NO Business Being In Europe In The First Place Could Be Waging Jihad by Year-End”

    • Chip Carver

      “Europeans”? That’s like calling the invading hordes from South of the former US border “Americans”. And those fun loving sun-peoples from Latin America are going to turn out to be more deadly than the insane Muslims.

      Who opened the gates of Constantinople and Toledo? History repeating itself.

      • David Ashton

        We have a similar problem in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, where some bearded alien terrorist in his pyjamas is routinely described as “a British man”.

  • Easyrhino

    Let them go and bon voyage!
    The caveat should be that it’s a one-way ticket with no right to return to their host country.

    • DonReynolds

      Oh sure….they can come back…..to face the gallows or a firing squad.

  • LHathaway

    So, Whites are being driven to minority status in every region of the globe, islands first. They are on track to being driven to minority status everywhere, even in Europe. Whites, and only Whites, have been blamed for the evil of racism all across this globe, indeed, for the very existence of racism (the worlds greatest evil). Whites are in fact blamed for all evil past and present, with not even grudging apologies to go as an asteric beside this blame, for roads, bridges, medicine, electricity, cars, democracy. White men are being replace on their jobs by affirmative action, being replaced in the bedroom by immigrants of color, and being replaced as fathers by men of color: They’ve discovered who’s angry about this. Muslims.

    • listenupbub

      Scary but true.

  • Uncle_Dan

    They’re not “Europeans.” We’re not stupid.

  • dd121

    For planning purposes, should my grand-kids learn French or Arabic?

    • DonReynolds

      For planning purposes, your grand kids should be excellent shots, with rifle and pistol.

  • I had a shoot out on my site with a libtard women who strongly objected in profane terms when I stated that blacks born on English soil are not English. Libtards insist that if you’re born inside the borders of a country, then you are part of that people. Sand gorillas going back to the sand dunes is proof that of course simply being born in a place does not make you a member of that place’s tribe. But, to the media sand gorillas are French, English, German, Swedish, etc. Just like Mexicans are Americans just because they’re born on US soil. What a joke that reasoning is.

    • DonReynolds

      Every country has their own laws regarding citizenship, but very few follow the US example based on solis (soil). In Europe, it is all about blood, which does not change when you cross the border.

      Mexican citizenship is all about blood too. No matter where someone is born, they are Mexican citizens if one or more parents are Mexican…..including the ones born in the USA.

    • dd121

      Sand gorillas? That’s not what my friends call them. But then we’re in a civilized forum so we can’t speak freely.

  • WR_the_realist

    Correction to title:

    France PM: 10,000 “Europeans” could be waging jihad by year-end

  • frederickdixon

    I believe that, in theory, when a Caliphate exists all Moslems are obliged to go and live there. So let them all go and squeeze themselves onto this dusty patch of desert lying between Syria and Iraq – and perish there.

  • DonReynolds

    Great Idea!
    Advertise charter flights for the faithful to join ISIS……FREE.
    And somewhere over the Alps, start tossing them out at 20,000 feet.
    Then return for anther load.
    Would save a lot of aviation fuel that way.

  • Good idea. Thanks. I wish i had thought of it when going back and forth with the antiracist liberal woman.

  • Light from the East

    European??? It’s Muslim parasites. Let them all go back to where they belong and send them to “heaven” by superior military force. Isn’t it a great thing to help others realize their dreams?

  • The headline made me expect that 10 000 Jihadists were waging violent war in Europe. Good this is not happening YET.

    It is strange that Jihadists are prevented from leaving in order to wage Jihad war in Syria. Instead they are being held back, they might decide to wage Jihad In France or Britain, instead. No guns are needed. Kitchen knives, or even cars are perfect killing tools.

    human-stupidity com /equality4/diversity4/car-intifada-terrorism-with-cars-kitchen-knives

    Of course, letting them to Syria to get an excellent military education with actual war experience and more indoctrination, and then letting them back as terrorists with extensive weapons training, that would be even more damning.

  • http://human-stupidity.com/equality4/diversity4/car-intifada-terrorism-with-cars-kitchen-knives Intifada terrorism: attacking innocent civilians with knives, running over groups of people with cars on full speed. Happens in Israel. But if you watch the news, it happens in Paris and other places too.