Islamic State (I.S.I.S.) celebrants handed out candy to people in the Libyan city of Sirte on Sunday, November 15, for the gruesome Paris massacre executed on Friday, November 13.
Captioned “The Joy of the Muslims in the city of Sirte for the blessed Paris attacks,” a series of six photographs were posted on Instagram through I.S.I.S. channels, showing masked jihadists offering baskets of candy to pedestrians and vehicle occupants in the city invaded by Islamic State in February.
Site Intelligence Group captured the disturbing images emanating from Islamic State followers jubilant in their success. At the same time, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve went on television to say that he is going to start the dissolution of mosques where hate is preached. According to MSNBC, the minister made public his Islamic concerns.
“I don’t expect the state of emergency is for me to attack preachers of hate, but the state of emergency should allow us to act more rapidly, so the intention is to shut down radical mosques in France.”
In June, Cazeneuve announced that about 40 foreign imams had been deported from France for preaching hatred in the past three years.
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In a separate development, an airstrike authorized and initiated prior to the terrorist attack in Paris, killed Abu Nabil, also known as Wissam Najm Abd Zayd al-Zubaydi, the senior Islamic State leader in Libya on Friday. According Yahoo! News, Pentagon spokesman, Peter Cook suspects Nabil to be the voice behind the February video showing the execution of Coptic Christians at a coastal area in the Libyan province of Tripoli.
The United States’ F-15 fighter jet hit a command and control center near the eastern port city of Darnah on Friday, making the Pentagon conclude Nabil’s death highly probable. The Pentagon announcement on Saturday came two days after Islamic State executioner, “Jihadi John,” was reportedly killed by a drone strike in Syria during a joint U.S.-British operation.
Prior to the handing out of candy to the people of Sirte, a video released on November 4, by the Islamic State showed men celebrating the November 1, crash of Russian Metrojet Airbus A321 Sinai, Egypt, resulting in 224 deaths. According to the International Business Times, the video believed to have been filmed in Ninevah, Iraq, revealed jihadists passing candy around while praising I.S.I.S. for downing the aircraft.
Back in France, Middle East Eye reports that Syrian passports were discovered near the bodies of two of the suspected Paris attackers from the Islamic State. However, police sources determined the passports to be fakes, likely made in Turkey, while Greek officials on Saturday, identified one of the passports as belonging to a man registered on October 3, as a refugee on the Greek island of Leros.
Bogus Syrian passports have plagued German Officials processing the half a million refugees who have flooded their country since the beginning of the year. According to BBC, German customs officers have seized packages containing Syrian passports that police suspect are being sold illegally to asylum seekers, serving an Islamic State agenda.
That both genuine and forged passports were in the packets intercepted in the post seem irrelevant because Germany is letting Syrians register for asylum regardless of how they came, and as refugees from the Syrian civil war, most can claim asylum. Even Islamic State operatives.
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