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Hundred of Islamist sleepers active in Europe

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Submitted by Oscar Laurens Schrover (Netherlands), Dec 4, 2004 at 09:43

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Today, the 4th of December 2004, Dutch news-media reported about an interview that Mr. Gijs de Vries, Terrorism coordinator of the EU gave to reporters of the German newspaper Berliner Zeitung. He told BZ that there are approximately 35 Islamist terrorists in the Netherlands who have been trained in Iraq. He knows that from European Intelligence services who told him Iraq has become a training ground for European Islamists. There are currently several hundreds of these trained terrorists in Iraq, Mr. de Vries declared. Iraq has replaced Afghanistan and Chechnya as a training-center for Islamic terrorists. These benefited from the chaotic circumstances after the American invasion.
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