Syrian passports to TERROR: EIGHT migrants ENTERED into Europe with the same papers as those found on stadium suicide bomber

Syrian passports to TERROR: EIGHT migrants ENTERED into Europe with the same papers as those found on stadium suicide bomber

The full scale of the trade in false passports that allows terrorists to slip into Europe was exposed last night, and THIS is what we know!

It lets Islamic State fanatics who are bent on murder pose as refugees fleeing war and persecution.
Eight migrants have reached Europe using documents almost identical to those carried by one of the Paris suicide bombers.

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He claimed asylum on the Greek island of Leros last month with a fake Syrian passport in the name of 25-year-old Ahmad Almohammad.

In a shocking indictment of the EU’s porous borders, yesterday Serbian police revealed they had arrested a man carrying a Syrian passport which was almost a carbon copy of the one found on the IS bomber’s corpse on Friday.

It had the same name, date of birth and place of birth. The only difference was the photograph. Serbian officials said as many as six other men this year had entered the EU with virtually identical passports.

The discovery has heightened fears that all the documents are fakes made by the same forger in the Middle East to dupe authorities into believing the holders are asylum seekers.

And worse, it has sparked concerns that the bogus papers could be in the possession of jihadists now lurking undetected in the EU’s passport-free Schengen travel zone.

The shocking ease with which the terrorists who murdered 129 innocent people in Paris were able to travel across

Europe has sparked a renewed debate about the open borders policy.

The development raises fresh worries over the potential security threat posed by 670,000 asylum seekers who have arrived in Greece this year after fleeing war and poverty.

Lord Green of Deddington, the chairman of campaign group Migrationwatch, said: ‘This underlines the extent to which the southern borders of the EU is now wide open to fraud. It will take a huge operation to recover any controls worth the name. Meanwhile, the security risks of people carrying bogus passports around Europe speaks for itself.’

James Berry, a Tory MP on the Commons home affairs select committee, said: ‘In the UK we have the reassurance that we are not full members of the Schengen agreement so the passports of all people travelling here are checked thoroughly.

‘But Europe is too porous – if terrorists get though the initial border then there are no further checks before they get to the place they want to attack.’

Keith Vaz, Labour chairman of the home affairs select committee, added: ‘We need to urgently provide EU countries on the southern border with the equipment and expertise to deal with this immigration fraud.

‘To fail to do so will put the lives of EU citizens at risk.’ The fingerprints of the suicide bomber who blew himself up outside the French national football stadium matched those of someone who passed through Greece in October.

Forgers in the Middle East are offering fake Syrian passports, ID cards or birth certificates for as little as £165. In September, Mail Online journalist Nick Fagge obtained for £1,300 the same forged Syrian passports being used by IS fighters to trick the authorities into believing they are asylum seekers.

And just this week a Guardian journalist in Iraqi Kurdistan was offered fake Syrian passports by two separate smuggling rings.

In another indication of the lack of passport controls, the EU border agency Frontex revealed it does not have the equipment to assess the authenticity of identification documents of every migrant landing in Greece.

Despite promising to beef up Frontex’s presence on the islands, EU countries have provided the agency with less than half of the manpower it needs to properly operate.

Suspected suicide bomber Almohammad reached Greece after crossing the Aegean from Turkey on a raft with 198 migrants. He was arrested but later released and given papers that allowed him to travel to Athens and mainland

Europe because officials believed he was a genuine refugee.

He was allowed to travel through the Balkans, passing through checkpoints in Serbia and Croatia, before heading for Northern Europe.

If people do not start taking things more seriously…they will be paying the consequences for it. Lack of enforcement creates huge consequence.

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