Efter endt tjeneste for Islamisk Stat, så kan op mod 5000 trænede og beslutsomme jihadister være på vej tilbage til EU for at sprede død og ødelæggelse. Sådan lyder advarslen fra chefen for Europol, briten Rob Wainwright:
European security officials have long warned that radicalized fighters returning from Syria pose a threat and Wainright said 3,000-5,000 EU nationals could come back with the intent to carry out operations similar to the Paris attacks…
Wainwright also warned of a risk of sleeper cells, noting that the two attackers who carried out the shootings at the Charlie Hebdo weekly, brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi had traveled to Yemen in 2011 for training…
Wainright said highly encrypted online communications were for now effectively out of reach of law enforcement agencies. “The reality is today the security authorities don’t have the necessary capability, I think, to fully protect society from these kind of threats,” he said.
Efter angrebet på det venstresnoede magasin Charlie Hebdo i Paris, har den danske sociolog Lars Jørgensen allerede været ude og opfordre til underkastelse. Den amerikanske militæranalytiker Ralph Peters har en anden recept:
You kill them. You do your best to exterminate them and you then leave. And you leave behind smoking ruins and crying widows.