It was just a few months ago that ISIS declared war on the Vatican and threatened to conquer Rome. Now it is threatening to ship hundreds of thousands of migrants, mixed with a substantial amount of ISIS terrorists, into Europe on mass boatlifts. When it comes to European countries that are closest to Libya, Rome’s home country of Italy is at the top of the list.
Just a few months before he was removed from power in 2011, Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi predicted that the Mediterranean would become a ‘sea of chaos’. Now, a country that was part of the NATO operation to remove Gadhafi is perhaps under the greatest threat of its own actions.
ISIS has threatened to flood Europe with half a million migrants from Libya in a ‘psychological’ attack against the West, it was claimed today.
Transcripts of telephone intercepts published in Italy claim to provide evidence that ISIS is threatening to send 500,000 migrants simultaneously out to sea in hundreds of boats in a ‘psychological weapon’ against Europe if there is military intervention against them in Libya.
Many would be at risk of drowning with rescue services unable to cope. But authorities fear that if numbers on this scale arrived, European cities could witness riots.
Separately, the militants hope to cement their control of Libya then cross the Mediterranean disguised as refugees, according to letters seen by Quilliam the anti-terror group, reported by the Telegraph.
Italian Minister for the Interior Angelino Alfano said on Monday that Libya was the ‘absolute priority’ and insisted there was ‘not a minute to lose’ for the international community.
He said: ‘If the militias of the Caliphate advance faster than the decisions of the international community how can we put out the fire in Libya and stem the migration flows? We are at risk of an exodus without precedent.’
More than 170,000 migrants arrived in Italy by boat last year. Since last Friday almost 4,000 have been rescued.
The spread of militancy across Libya was predicted by the country’s deceased leader Muammar Gaddafi, who warned the Mediterranean would become ‘a sea of chaos’.
Quilliam, the organization identified as having seen letters that reveal the plans of ISIS, should be viewed with a degree of skepticism. While the group bills itself as one that fights extremism, the managing director of the group – Haras Rafiq – has a disturbing history with a Turkish Naqshbandi Sheikh named Hisham Kabbani. The two men co-founded the Sufi Muslim Council, as Shoebat.com has reported.
Kabbani was very closely mentored by another such Sheikh named Nazeem Kibrisi who, in 1994, delivered an extremely fiery speech in Belgium, in which he called for the return of the Ottoman Empire. In the front row was none other than current Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as Shoebat.com reported. Here is the video: