The Gaddafi clan’s most senior figurehead has warned of ‘a 9/11 in Europe within two years’, while claiming that ISIS forces in Libya are now recruiting migrants to their terror cause with promises of ‘white virgins’.
Ahmed Gaddaf al-Dam, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s cousin and former intelligence official, has professed that ‘not less than half a million’ migrants will set sail from Libya to European shores this year.
Among them, he claims, are thousands of terrorists, who will soon be running amok in Europe culminating in a terror strike on the same scale as the September 11th attacks.
Mr Gaddaf al-Dam, one of several high-profile regime figures who fled to Egypt during the 2011 revolution, gave an interview to MailOnline as the North African state descends into ever-worsening chaos and bloodshed.
Deadly clashes continue between Islamist militias and secular government forces led by a renegade general. Militants loyal to the Islamic State have made frightening gains in Libya in recent weeks, and are now in control of three towns including Sirte, Gaddafi’s birthplace.
Now Mr Gaddaf al-Dam, Gaddafi’s one-time Special Envoy, is bidding to use the alarm over the rise of ISIS as a platform to make the dictator’s name a powerful force again in Libyan and international diplomacy. And he even suggests talks, which he hopes to broker, should include ISIS.
He said that he believes ‘you will see not less than 500,000 migrants coming to Europe this year’, adding alarmingly: ‘There are many terrorists among them, between 10 and 50 in every thousand. They are going all throughout Europe. Within one year, two years, you will have another September 11.’
While European authorities have acknowledged that they cannot rule out that there are some jihadis hidden among boatloads of immigrants, there is little evidence that the real threat comes from migrants.
The exile, now living in Cairo, also claims that the Islamist militants have begun conscripting sub-Saharan Africans – would-be migrants on their way to Europe – to swell their ranks.
He explained: ‘The Islamist groups are bringing them into the camps and turning them into soldiers. They give them money, tell them about Allah and heaven and the many white virgins waiting for you there.’
Mr Gaddaf al-Dam also claims that militias loyal to ISIS in Libya are likely to be in possession of more than 6,000 barrels of uranium that was at one time under the guard of the government’s army in the desert outside the south-western town of Sabha.
ISIS are already known to have got their hands on mustard gas and deadly nerve agent sarin. Uranium ore or ‘yellowcake’ is the foundation material for making fuel for nuclear weapons. But yellowcake would require ‘extensive processing’ before it could be used for weapons purposes.
Gaddaf al-Dam said: ‘The uranium I think they already have it, ISIS, because they control this territory. They are not stupid anymore. They know how to make money. They will try and sell it.’
Full article: EXCLUSIVE: ISIS will carry out ‘9/11 in Europe within two years’ and fanatics are recruiting migrants in Libya with the promise of ‘white virgins’, claims Gaddafi’s exiled cousin and former Special Envoy (Daily Mail)