Norwegian police have revealed the gruesome clips they have discovered on the phones of new arrivals, but have admitted proving whether the asylum seekers have a hidden evil intent is prohibitively difficult.
The films found while making inspections of the tens of thousands of new arrivals included clips of executions, torture, and mutilations. Norwegian newspaper Dagsavisen reported this week the police intelligence service harboured concerns about many of the asylum seekers, with members of IS in Syria, Boko Haram in Nigeria and Al-Shabaab in Somalia seeking refuge under false pretences.
A police spokesman said: “It’s correct that we have concerns about some people who have arrived here [in Norway] as asylum seekers… There is great uncertainty around several who are currently in Norway”. Norway’s police believe that as many as two percent of arrivals are terrorists, yet in the past seven years only a fraction of the thousands of asylum seekers who arrived have been denied refuge. TheLocal.no reports the number sent back could be as low as 90 or 100.
A director of the Norwegian government asylum division explained why detecting the intent of asylum seekers can be so hard when there are large numbers of people to process: “It can be very demanding to find out who these people are and what they have done.
“We have to detect whether they have taken part in terrorist operations, deserted a terrorist operation or defected from a terrorist organization, and that’s critical for our evaluation of their application”.
A number of those who had been deported were later captured trying to sneak back into the country.
The report came as the head of the European Union counter-terrorism force expressed his concern about the vast influx of refugees from North Africa and the Levant being used by terrorist groups to effortlessly infiltrate Europe with skilled killers. Breitbart London reported Director Gilles de Kerchove’s comments this week, when he said: “We must be vigilant. It is relatively easy to enter into the European Union when one joins an influx of refugees”.
Over 50,000 applications were made for asylum in Europe last year, a figure which is certain to rise again this year.