Germany, one of the key allies in the Ezekiel 38 Magog Invasion, is certainly at the center of the current “Psalm 83” War.
Germany was added to the list of terror-struck European nations after an axe-wielding 17-year-old Afghan refugee attacked passengers on a train in the southern state of Bavaria.
The multiple crises involving radicalised young men with links to groups operating in the Middle East and North Africa – including those in Brussels, Paris and Nice – have stretched the continent’s intelligence services to breaking point.
Yesterday’s attack by one of Germany’s new arrivals will focus fresh political pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel, who opened the country’s borders to migrants over the past year.
According to Alan Mendoza, executive director of the Henry Jackson Society (HJS), yesterday’s train attack “illustrates the reality that some ISIS sympathisers will have slipped through European borders”.
The think tank said around two per cent of Germany’s population arrived last year, making it “impossible in practice for European security services to screen new arrivals with thoroughness sufficient to preclude the possibility of attacks” like the one on a train last night.
According to Institute of Migration estimates, around one million migrants and refugees arrived in Europe in 2015, three or four times the number in 2014.
Germany was the number one destination of those new arrivals, although a significant number travelled on to Scandinavia, France and eastern and central Europe.
HJS has called on authorities to beef up border security in the wake of the latest terror attacks, including stricter checks on those seeking asylum in countries such as Germany.
Around one million migrants and refugees arrived in Europe in 2015
Police stand by the regional train on which a man allegedly wielding an axe attacked passengers
An image of the Afghan refugee attacker, according to ISIS’ online magazine
Dr Mendoza said: “Genuine humanitarian support must always be provided by Western countries, but our security services are unable to provide perfect security when migration reaches the proportions seen last year.
“Either Europeans will have to accept some terrorist sympathisers in their midst or make greater efforts to screen new arrivals at external borders and when they arrive internally in specific countries.”
However he also sought to highlight the fact that the vast majority of those fleeing war and persecution have no links to terror groups.
He said: “Caution should be taken not to equate all refugees with the actions of one individual.”
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks in Nice and Germany, but experts have warned against attributing the extremist group to the actions of lone attackers.
They argue that this artificially inflates the threat posed by the group, and that the deadly incidents are often carried out by those with mental health problems or with criminal pasts who are not necessarily inspired by the jihadi cause.