According to Norwegian media reports, authorities have found some apparent ties to Islamic extremism within the scores of Syrian refugees entering the nation. In many cases, such evidence was discovered on the asylum seekers’ personal cell phones.
Some of the ISIS-related images and videos, Norwegian officials believe, might be innocuous. Section Chief Erik Haugland, who leads the nation’s asylum unit, acknowledged that at least a significant portion of these refugees, however, have aligned themselves with the Islamic terror regime.
Hundreds of phones have already been collected with depictions of the ISIS flag, as well as “executions and brutal punishments, such as images of people holding up severed heads or hands.”
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Reports indicate that immigration officials in Norway were pressured to accept a large number of asylum seekers in a short period of time, leaving little opportunity for proper background checks. The latest revelations only added to the nation’s existing refugee crisis. Earlier this month, national leaders offered refugees free airfare and nearly $10,000 in cash per family to voluntarily leave Norway.
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The same security concerns have prompted a majority of Americans to oppose Barack Obama’s plan to bring tens of thousands of Syrian Muslims into the U.S. over the next several years. Many of those Americans cite the ongoing experiences of Norway and other European nations in making the argument to curtail the influx currently underway.
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