One way trips for those wanting to be culturally enriched…
Jihad Watch brought you this story on Tuesday; here are more details. Note that Morten Bøås of the Norwegian Department of Foreign Affairs “thought the group of men may have been inspired by ISIS or radicalised through the web.”
Yes, of course. “Radicalised through the web.” What else could possibly have happened? Morten Bøås is sure that there couldn’t possibly be any jihadists in Morocco. Islam is a religion of peace! If any happened to be there, it’s because they were radicalized on the Internet!
And this dope is in the Norwegian Department of Foreign Affairs.
In any case, Louisa Jespersen and Maren Ueland are more casualties of the Left’s fantasy world. What were they doing, two young women alone, camping in Morocco?
They no doubt learned in today’s universities, which are saturated with moral relativism and contemptuous of absolutes, that there is no dispute between people that can’t be settled by mutually respectful “dialogue,” and that the troubles in the world today are primarily the fault of the U.S. and Israel. So why should two girls from Scandinavia have anything to worry about in Morocco? They no doubt learned that Islam is a religion of peace, and that only racist, bigoted “Islamophobes” think otherwise. So why should they have had any reason to be concerned about hiking in Morocco?
Those who might have warned them of the risk are subject to furious and concerted demonization. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) — and the establishment media that treats the SPLC as if it were a reliable source — sees only one group of genuinely evil people in the world. Those who recognize that there are evil forces in the world that are set against the United States, and who want to protect Americans against Islamic jihadists, criminal migrants, and more, are the only evil ones. Jespersen and Ueland almost certainly had nothing but contempt for such “intolerance” and “hate” manifested by foes of jihad terror and unrestricted illegal immigration.
“Backpackers killed in Morocco by ‘ISIS terrorists’ with one filmed being beheaded,” by Andrew Koubaridis, News.com,au, December 20, 2018:
Two Scandinavian backpackers were hacked to death and one beheaded in what is believed to have been a terrorist attack in Morocco.
Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, from Denmark, and Maren Ueland, 28, from Norway, were knifed and beheaded on camera while camping in the Atlas Mountains.
Their bodies were found on Monday morning.
Footage of the horrifying attack has been shared on social media and has caused outrage in Morocco. The footage shows a blonde woman screaming while a man cuts her neck with what appears to be a sharp kitchen knife.
One of the women was decapitated and the other was found dead with a severe neck wound. One body was found inside a tent by French hikers and the other just outside.
“It was horrible. They were broken,” one of the French hikers said. “We warned everyone we saw in Imlil not to go up there. I did not want more to see what we had seen…It was a big shock, we’re thinking about it all day. It makes you think about what’s important in life.”
A Norwegian newspaper is reporting four suspects had links to ISIS and had sworn allegiance to the terrorist group.
Police tonight announced three men had been arrested. A fourth man was taken into custody on Tuesday.
In a video circulating on social media a man is heard saying in French: “This is for Syria, here are the heads of your Gods.”
The bodies were found in a remote mountainous region, 10 kilometers from the village of Imlil – often the starting point for treks to Mount Toubkal, North Africa’s highest peak.
Ms Jespersen and Ms Ueland were on a month-long trip in Morocco.
Hotel workers in the Moroccan capital claimed Ms Jespersen and Ms Ueland were staying with three other girls and were spotted with local men before they set off on their mountain trek.
Locals told media before the arrests three “homeless” men had been seen in the area.
One hotelier said: “Three homeless men came from Marrakech and pitched a tent right next to the girls’ tent. The men were not from round here.”
Morten Bøås at the Norwegian Department of Foreign Affairs has said that the killings lack the professionalism of more established terrorist groups.
He told local media that the group of men may have been inspired by IS or radicalised through the web.
“Much now indicates that the killings could be politically motivated and thus a terrorist act,” Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen said at a news conference on Thursday.
Morocco’s general prosecutor said on Wednesday that a suspect arrested in main tourist hub Marrakech was a member of a militant group, but did not name the organisation.
The Danish intelligence service said in a statement Islamic State could be responsible.
Morten Bøås at the Norwegian Department of Foreign Affairs said the killings were unlikely to be the work of more established terrorist groups.
He told aftenposten.no that he thought the group of men may have been inspired by ISIS or radicalised through the web….
Morocco’s public TV channel 2M said on its website that investigations showed that the slaying of the two tourists was related to local militants.
Morocco is generally considered safe for tourists but has battled for years with Islamic extremism for years, and thousands of Moroccans joined the Islamic State group….