‘At least 50,000 Europeans are fighting in the ranks of IS’

A conference of the European police officials was told in September this year that there are around 50,000 European fighters in the ranks of the terror outfit Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

“During a discussion on the threat posed by the ISIS in Europe, we were told that there were around 50,000 Europeans who have joined the ranks of the terror outfit. It makes Europe very vulnerable to terror attacks from these fighters who can come back any day and who also know major cities there from the back of their hands,” said Sharad Kumar, a participant in the conference as the director general of National Investigation Agency (NIA).

  • Dana Garcia

    I would call 50K “Europeans” fighting in ISIS to indicate a complete failure of assimilation.

    • Just think: It only took 8 to pull off the Paris attack.

      Wait till these 50K come home.

    • Maneki-neko

      Don’t worry, they’ll come back to Europe and assimilate the indigenous native peoples.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Cancel their passports, so they can’t return home.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      They will get forged passports under new I.D.

    • mobuyus

      Can they visit on a Syrian passport?

    • Sleepwalkingintothe Caliphate

      They just need to find their way to Lesbos and pose as Syrian ‘refugees’.

  • BillyHW

    “Europeans”.

  • mobuyus

    I always thought Europeans were white people. So all blame can be laid at the feet of ,”European” white male privilege and has absolutely nothing in the world to do with islam.

    • Stephen Newton

      Euros come in all colors, even black and yellow. Just like Americans. The leftists just don’t want to acknowledge that.

  • Goldcoaster

    I would very much like to see a source for this info.
    possible?

    • Maneki-neko
      • Minicapt

        That’s not a source for the “50,000 Europeans”.

        Cheers

        • Maneki-neko

          A conference of the European police officials was told in September this year that there are around 50,000 European fighters in the ranks of the terror outfit Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

          “During a discussion on the threat posed by the ISIS in Europe, we were told that there were around 50,000 Europeans who have joined the ranks of the terror outfit. It makes Europe very vulnerable to terror attacks from these fighters who can come back any day and who also know major cities there from the back of their hands,” said Sharad Kumar, a participant in the conference as the director general of National Investigation Agency (NIA).

          The Paris attackers on Friday also seemed to be very familiar with the city with the way the attack was carried out.

          The conference, known as the European Police Chiefs Convention, was held on September 23 and 24 in the Europol headquarters and was attended by around 300 high-level representatives from 50 countries.

          • Minicapt

            You missed the point: someone quoted a number of “50,000”. That does not demonstrate that the number reflects any reality superior to that of unicorn believers. The number may be a symbol for “some number of European ISIS members more than 50”.

            Cheers

          • Maneki-neko

            I see what you mean. It’s an estimate, I’d guess it means they (Europol) think the number is somewhere between 10,000 and 100,000, but still there is no indication how Europol came up with it.

          • Minicapt

            Also, someone’s budget may be due for an increase …

            Cheers

          • Everyone Else

            right, and right

  • Sleepwalkingintothe Caliphate

    With any luck the French and Russians will kill most of them off leaving 50,000 less ‘Europeans’… but, on the other hand, thanks to Angela Merkel we will have an extra 50,000 possible ISIS volunteers in Europe within a week or two…