The face of refugees the media wants one to see is that of the weary mother, with her hungry, tired child, but the very real alternative was seen in Istanbul, Turkey today. Eight men, members of an extremist ISIS group, posing as refugees were arrested in the airport. Their planned destination was Europe, motivated by their terrorist brothers in the Paris attack. Fortunately, Turkish police apprehended them before they could reek more havok.
Turkey is the main launching point for migrants coming to Europe, and currently hosts over two million Syrian refugees.
More than 650,000 migrants and refugees, have reached the Greek islands so far in 2015 using the eastern Mediterranean route, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said earlier this month.
The eight men were claiming to be refugee tourists, hoping to spend a few days in Istanbul to sight see, but Turkish police found their story implausible.
The discovery, at the scene of one of the Paris attacks, was that of a Syrian passport, registered in Greece. Armed with this information, law enforcement is now looking at “refugees” in a light.
Source and Image: Daily Star