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Ireland is biggest (per capita) contributer of European based foreign fighters to Syrian Conflict


rapparree

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26 fighters have left Ireland to join Syrian rebels - Independent.ie

MORE fighters are likely to have travelled from Ireland to join the rebels in the Syrian civil war per capita than any other European country.

Newly published research by the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR), has found that as many as 26 people from Ireland are known to have taken part in the conflict since it broke out in 2011.

Prof Neumann said that European governments should be "concerned" that people from their countries have travelled to fight in Syria and said "they should monitor the situation".

But he added: "They shouldn't assume that everyone who comes back is an al-Qa'ida terrorist."
A highly worrying development that such a high number of de facto jihadists are able to come and go from Ireland as they please.

One would hope that these individuals and their associates in Ireland are being documented and monitored by the authorities.

This is another indicator of the ease in which islamist extremists operate in this country. They may not be actively plotting against Ireland itself, but they are taking advantage of the freedom from proper scrutiny our feckless governments have been giving them to organise and operate for purposes elsewhere
 
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But....this could not possibly be true, could it ?

Pravda have told us that there are young men going to Syria "for charity and humanitarian" purposes.
 

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If they are native Irish their passports should be revoked when they return. If they have sought asylum or are fiscal migrants here then they should not be allowed back into the country.
 

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If they are native Irish their passports should be revoked when they return. If they have sought asylum or are fiscal migrants here then they should not be allowed back into the country.
Absolutely, its apparent many of them are Libyan and fought in the war there also. yet despite being Libyan, and going to Libya to fight, they came back to Ireland after.

the lesson shouldve been learnt after that.
 

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I hope Special Branch are keeping an eye on the mosques. When these guys return from their jihad then we'll be in real trouble.
 

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26 fighters have left Ireland to join Syrian rebels - Independent.ie



A highly worrying development that such a high number of de facto jihadists are able to come and go from Ireland as they please.

One would hope that these individuals and their associates in Ireland are being documented and monitored by the authorities.

This is another indicator of the ease in which islamist extremists operate in this country. They may not be actively plotting against Ireland itself, but they are taking advantage of the freedom from proper scrutiny our feckless governments have been giving them to organise and operate for purposes elsewhere
i highly doubt it, the extreme lax nature in which our border control etc operates would indicate that they have no clue who these people are that come to our country. illegal people and drugs among other things enter this country in large quantities regularly and very little is being done to combat this problem.
 
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I hope Special Branch are keeping an eye on the mosques. When these guys return from their jihad then we'll be in real trouble.
sure we will.....but then again I'm always more worried when Enda and Gilbore return from abroad, we know for sure then we are in real trouble
 

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26 fighters have left Ireland to join Syrian rebels - Independent.ie



A highly worrying development that such a high number of de facto jihadists are able to come and go from Ireland as they please.

One would hope that these individuals and their associates in Ireland are being documented and monitored by the authorities.

This is another indicator of the ease in which islamist extremists operate in this country. They may not be actively plotting against Ireland itself, but they are taking advantage of the freedom from proper scrutiny our feckless governments have been giving them to organise and operate for purposes elsewhere

Look once our FG, FF, and Labour Political landlords have empty properties, they have no issue with anyone coming into this State.
 

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Look once our FG, FF, and Labour Political landlords have empty properties, they have no issue with anyone coming into this State.
Indeed. This is the last thing the country needs. I hope the powers that be are keeping a close eye on the families of these men.
 

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It does sadden me that so many posters on this thread and the commenters on the piece in the Independent are so racist.
 

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Recently walked past the mosque in Dundalk and noticed a big poster up appealing for help to free Syria - interesting that mostly Africans who live in Ireland and are to a large extent living off the generosity of the Irish tax payer should have such an affinity with a country the probably none have ever been to?
 

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I do not see any issue here. This is no different that some one joining the british army, are the british and USA not supplying the weapons and training to the FSA
 

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has McCabe's widow had any thing to say on the matter ?
 

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It does sadden me that so many posters on this thread and the commenters on the piece in the Independent are so racist.
from wiki:
Radwan Mortada, from Al Akhbar newspaper, described the group as "jihadist" but not as extreme as other groups like Al-Nusra Front.

It also says that Liwaa al-Umma follows "Islamic rules of warfare"

The group's alleged Facebook page lists goals such as defending the ummah and liberating it from dictatorship and aggression

co-operating to establish Islamic governance, and working to unite the ummah and bring about its "renaissance

"I would like to see Syria with a moderate Islamic government – something like Tunisia or Turkey".



Doesn't any of that concern you?
 

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The Washington Times is only one step up from Jihad Watch or the Daily Mail-it is not a credible source at all. You might as well quote the Sunday World.
Don Herron, why don't you go and join the cause ?
 

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The Washington Times is only one step up from Jihad Watch or the Daily Mail-it is not a credible source at all. You might as well quote the Sunday World.
Okaaaay. You do realise that islam is a religion, not a race, right?

Why dont you pop over and help our 26 brave 'Irish freedom fighters'?

Where is your solidarity, Donnie?
 

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Absolutely, its apparent many of them are Libyan and fought in the war there also. yet despite being Libyan, and going to Libya to fight, they came back to Ireland after.

the lesson shouldve been learnt after that.
One of those involved in Syria is Mehdi al-Harati, a pro-Palestinian activist in Dublin who took part in the 2010 flotilla provocation. He founded the Tripoli Brigade to fight Qaddaffi, which was one of the first rebel units in the Libyan capital. Now, he leads a brigade in northern Syria.
 
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