February 17, 2015
Less than a week after ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State savagely marched 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians to their deaths in a carefully orchestrated mass beheading, a document written by an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) propagandist believed to be an online recruiter for the terror group, claims militants are planning a takeover Libya and use the north African nation as a “gateway” to wage war across the whole of southern Europe.
The jihadists hope to flood the north African state with militiamen from Syria and Iraq, who will then sail across the Mediterranean posing as migrants on people trafficking vessels, according to plans seen by Quilliam, the British anti-extremist group.
The fighters would then run amok in southern European cities and also try to attack maritime shipping.
Meanwhile, in response to the threat of ISIS on the march, Italy has dispatched 5,000 troops to Libya to defend the nation from an Islamic extremist invasion. Libya is just 109 miles away from the island of Lampedusa and 300 miles from Sicily.
While President Obama and outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder continue to refuse to use the accurate terminology of “radical Islam” to describe the threat ISIS represents to the west, Jordan, Egypt and now Italy, are wasting no time to fight the Islamic menace.