Why extreme vetting is important: even the children are dangerous

ISIS, Children, Caliphate Cubs
ISIS, Children, Caliphate Cubs

In 2015, approximately 100,000 Islamists, from at least 80 different countries, traveled to Syria and Iraq to join ISIS. The numbers may be as high as 360,000. (1)

It has been estimated that 10% of these Islamist fighters were women. (2)

The average rate of return to Western countries, after training and fighting for Islam in Syria and Iraq, is between 20-30%. (2)

In western countries with the largest numbers of those who joined ISIS, stats show that few people left on their own: their family and friends played a role. (2)

What about the Children?

ISIS has many specialized training camps for women and children.

Obama had said that Americans should welcome women and children “refugees” into America–that we have nothing to fear. And now the Democrats and Liberals who are fighting President Trump’s “Extreme Vetting” are saying the same: “Let the children in”.

But the Children are equally as dangerous – maybe even more so.

When the “Caliphate Cubs” training camps first started up in 2014, the Islamic State’s social media stated: “We will have future generations trained and ready to fight in the West”.

It is highly likely that ISIS training camps have trained some of the “refugees” who are now already in America, thanks to Obama’s massive refugee resettlement program, but many will continue to be allowed in after Trump’s 90-day moratorium is lifted.

The top ten foreign countries who have had their nationals go to fight with ISIS are: Morocco, Tunisia, Former Soviet Union (Chechnya, Ukraine and Azerbaijan), Saudi Arabia, Russia (Muslims make up 15% of the population in Russia), Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, Southeast Asia, and Western Europe (predominantly from France, UK, Germany and Belgium). (3)

Also high on the list of countries who have had their nationals go to join ISIS are: Algeria, Pakistan, Spain, Sweden, Denmark and Netherlands.(3)

Remember, many return to their home county after training and fighting with ISIS. And they can then apply for visas to America.

ISIS has claimed on several occasions that their women and children specialize in suicide bombings. ISIS has stated that since women and children are the least likely to be suspected–they can easily enter a mall or shopping center–even a school, without causing suspicion.

Additionally, there are ISIS training camps in other countries besides Syria and Iraq. There are many ISIS training camps in Turkey, but also in Nigeria and Sinai, Egypt, to only name a few.

In early January 2017, ISIS released more videos of their “Caliphate Cubs” showing young children executing people using different methods, including beheadings. ISIS posts these images on many different social media platforms to generate the enlistment of child fighters.

Most of the children in the Caliphate Cubs training camps were taken to ISIS-held territory by one of their parents. Others, the very young ones in these videos, were “born into ISIS” via sex slaves and marriages to women who traveled to Syria specifically to marry Islamist fighters. They crank out children one after another and these children are trained to be fighters for Islam.

The youngest are “conditioned” to beheadings as part of their earliest training by witnessing the daily beheadings. Children begin conducting executions as early as two years old. ISIS children are often shown being taught to recite passages from the Quran, and when they recite well, these children are “rewarded” by being allowed to behead prisoners, thereby reinforcing the violent verses they’ve memorized and embedding the ideology of the Quran.

ISIS is now targeting children in the West

ISIS has developed a free mobile app targeting western children. They promote the app on social media and ask young Muslims living in the West to destroy western landmarks such as Eiffel Tower, Big Ben and the Statue of Liberty. According to ISIS social media, Muslim children will be rewarded greatly if they carry out attacks in the West.

Turkey should be on the list

Illegal boats that leave from Algeria, Tunisia and Libya are packed with Muslims from Somalia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Cameron, Chad, Niger, and Eritrea on a weekly basis. These boats funnel Islamist fighters to the West as “refugees” and “migrants”.

But, most of the “refugees” (aka terrorists) are funneled out via Turkey.

Many thousands of foreign Islamists who went to Syria and Iraq to fight with ISIS leave by crossing the border into Turkey.

More than two million Muslims go to Hajj each year. It’s a massive, well-coordinated “travel event”. Ferry boats and other ships, normally used for Hajj, were used to transport the first massive waves of “Syrian refugees” from Turkey to parts of mainland Europe.

The “refugees” were then immediately placed on trains and buses, which were also well organized and waiting, and which took the “refugees” deeper into France, Germany, and elsewhere into Europe.

It was a well-organized event and thorough in its placement of many thousands of “refugees” into various European countries. It was a Hajj-like invasion of fighting age male Muslims — the majority of whom had no passports or ID of any kind.

It was deliberate that they carried no I.D. — you were to believe that these were “Syrian” refugees. This same trick was used by the Obama administration to import thousands of Muslims into America from 2014 to the present.

Why weren’t Christians ever funneled out of Syria? Because ISIS and the Turkish-Saudi Arabian coalition army, called Jaish al-Fateh, had full control of the borders into Turkey from Syria starting in 2014.

Remember when Western media showed you video of thousands of “refugees” waiting at the Syrian-Turkish border? Those “refugees” were chosen by ISIS and Jaish al-Fateh. And most of them probably came from the various 80 countries mentioned above who went to Syria and Iraq to fight for Islam.

Over the last several months, the Syrian Army has been liberating Christian towns on the border of Turkey from Islamist groups such as ISIS, al-Qaeda and Jaish al-Fateh.

The Christians in these towns have gone through hell. Their churches were used for beheadings, crucifixions, torture, and even drownings, in which the Islamists submerged the Christian’s heads in buckets of water. Boiling oil was also poured on Christians to cause them weeks of suffering before dying from infections caused by the burns.

The towns where these atrocities occurred are near the Aleppo border crossing. So why wasn’t there an exodus of Christians at the nearby border crossing? Because the terrorists controlled the border crossing and funneled a selected “type” of people into Turkey as “refugees”.

During the last four years, Turkey and Saudi Arabia joined forces in backing foreign Islamist mercenaries in Syria. Then in 2015, Saudi Arabia and Turkey created a coalition army, an army with several divisions so it could spread itself throughout Syria. Turkey and Saudi Arabia funded and armed this army, Jaish al-Fateh, and supplied it with endless Islamist mercenaries.

Jaish al-Fateh’s first offensive captured almost the entire province of Idlib (on the border of Turkey, where they massacred entire villages of Syrian civilians). Jaish al-Fateh received limitless fighters and weapons via the Turkish border. There has been a non-stop inflow of new fighters for Jaish al-Fateh, but also for al-Qaeda and ISIS, via the Turkish border. Turkey made no attempts at stopping the flow.

Aleppo’s Bab al-Salam border crossing was controlled by the Turkish-Saudi Arabian army, Jaish al-Fateh. Four other border crossings were controlled by ISIS. Only recently, with the help of Russia, have these border crossings been re-established under Syrian control. But meanwhile, from 2014 until late 2016, Jaish al-Fateh and ISIS had full control and they chose which people they would let through into Turkey as “refugees”.

America needs to use Extreme Vetting – permanently.

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Cheri Berens lives in Egypt working as a researcher for the Egyptian Ministry of Culture. She experienced Egypt’s 2011 and 2013 revolutions and witnessed the Muslim Brotherhood takeover and violence that followed.