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A convicted terrorist has been caught trying to smuggle himself into Europe by posing as an asylum seeker, in a stark event proving correct those who warned of terrorists taking advantage of the European Union’s lax border controls.
Ben Nasr Mehdi, a Tunisian who was first arrested in Italy in 2007 and sentenced to seven years imprisonment for plotting terror attacks with an Islamic State-linked group, was caught trying to re-enter the country last month.
Authorities discovered him among 200 migrants who were rescued at sea and taken to the island of Lampedusa. Although he gave a false name, migration officers identified him through finger print records, the Independent reports.
German channel n-tv claims the Italian government initially tried to hide the story to avoid “panic” and “scare tactics”. The news did not emerge until several days after Mehdi had been detained last week.
Mehdi was then interrogated for several days before being deported back to Tunisia, where he was handed over to local police.
The revelation will likely add to fears that Islamist terrorists are using the migrant crisis as a means to enter Europe.
As Top Right News reported in September, a Syrian ISIS operative claimed that more than 4,000 covert ISIS gunmen have already been smuggled into Western nations – “hidden among innocent refugees”. They are inside Europe under new identities, and will likely never be found.
And that was before a wave of more than 1 million more migrants washed over Europe this year.
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