Giulio MeottiThe writer, an Italian journalist with Il Foglio, writes a twice-weekly column for Arutz Sheva. He is the author of the book "A New Shoah", that researched the personal stories of Israel's terror victims, published by Encounter and of "J'Accuse: the Vatican Against Israel" published by Mantua Books.. His writing has appeared in publications, such as the Wall Street Journal, Frontpage and Commentary.
Their parents woke up one morning and found that their children's beds were empty.
These Europeans are receiving training in the most current methods for beheadings, crucifixions, beatings and murders.
Between 1,000 and 1,500 Europeans are currently fighting in Syria against Bashar el Assad. And 1,000 Europeans have already lost their lives in that religious war between Sunni Islam and Syrian minorities.
Maybe some of them have just executed a 102-year old Alawite man with his family or slaughtered a young boy in a public square. These Europeans are receiving training in the most current methods for beheadings, crucifixions, beatings and murders. Their free time in Syria is reserved for cleaning weapons and reading the Koran.
One of them, Mehdi Nemmouche, came back from Syria to kill two Israeli Jews in Brussels. According to Europol, “France is the terror capital of Europe”. There were 225 arrests in France for terror related offenses in 2014, and even the terrorists linked to the Brussels’ shooting were French.
Of the 11,000 foreign fighters estimated to be in Syria, 800 are from France according to French anti-terrorism judge Marc Trevidic.
In a small country such as Belgium, 300 citizens have left their country for the Syrian battlegrounds.
"I have never felt more Muslim than now", a Belgian Jihadi was filmed saying.
These Muslims are the product of French racist multiculturalism, decadent secularism and old hatred for the Jewish people. These European terrorists say they go to Syria "to atone for my sins".
Death is a reward for them. The sins are those of Europe.
Among them is the sister of al Qaeda-inspired gunman Mohamed Merah who killed four Jews in Toulouse. She has left France to join the fighting in Syria. Souad Merah previously said it was natural to hate the Jews.
In this Muslim rejection of what we called "integration" lies the loss of Western culture. These terrorists usually die a few days after their arrival in Syrian territory. But their death also brings Europe the dark depths of its own nihilism.
That is the French shame: a teenage boy in a Dolce & Gabbana jacket displaying the decapitated heads of foes atop a statue for all to see. That boy had gone to Syria "to slaughter apostates and miscreants".
But we Europeans are the real miscreants.