France faces ‘unprecedented’ terror threat: ‘They are pros, not dropouts’

Paris: The threat of a jihadist attack in France has reached a level “without precedent” and new attacks are inevitable, top counter-terrorism officials have said.

“The threat is permanent,” said one high-level official in the defence ministry.

“Not one day goes by without an alert, the discovery of a network trying to send people to Syria or Iraq, or an intervention [by the security services].

“The number of targets has exploded. There are two or three thousand, maybe four thousand, people identified or suspected of evil intentions.”

Nor are they all amateurs, the source added – many are highly educated. “They are pros, not dropouts,” he said.

Defence ministry specialists say the jihadists “use the best encryption and concealment techniques” and that security services are “playing catch-up”.

“Every time we get our hands on a network, we see they are each using seven or eight SIM cards, changing them constantly. And the most cunning don’t go near phones at all – they use messengers.”

  • Glenfilthie

    Well…they could have fought the moslem on his home turf. But they insisted on trying to make peace with savages so now they will have to fight him in their own country.
    At some point I suspect they will realize that having to deploy and maintain a military in their own country is a lot harder than getting rid of the threat.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    So why were they allowed into France in the first place?

    • David Murrell

      .A: socially-progressive multiculturalism.

  • Hard Little Machine

    The Eiffel Tower is coming down soon. You know it is.

  • WalterBannon

    The socialists sense victory is at hand for the glorious communist revolution…

    Created class and race warfare by importing millions of third world colonists – check

    Implemented cultural Marxism – check

    Demonized free speech – check

    Imported a threat that justifies increased powers to the state

    Destroyed Christianity – check

    Destroyed Family Values – check

    Driven the Jews out – check

    Driven the state to the verge of financial collapse – check

    Have justification to deploy military on streets – check