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All Paris Attackers Identified so Far Are European Nationals, According to Top EU Official

Conservatives quickly turned on Syrian refugees following the recent Paris terror attacks. A recent statement published by security officials working for the European Union has revealed that the gunmen who have been identified so far are all European nationals.

“Let me underline, the profile of the terrorists so far identified tells us this is an internal threat,” Federica Mogherini, the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, said after a meeting with EU foreign ministers. “It is all EU citizens so far. This can change with the hours, but so far it is quite clear it is an issue of internal domestic security.”

Think Progress reports:

The majority of attackers were identified as French or Belgian nationals. An Egyptian passport was also found, but the Egyptian Ambassador to France said it belonged to a critically wounded victim and not a perpetrator. The Syrian passport caused a ruckus, with some politicians in Europe and the U.S. calling for a halt to Syrian refugee resettlement. An increasing number of state governors are trying to defund the settlement program. American officials told CBS News that the passport might be fake, while British-daily the Independent reported that a man was arrested in Serbia while carrying a Syrian passport with matching details to the one found in Paris.

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  • Ossie Sharon, M.S., R.D.

    So what? Their families came as refugees, and being an anchor baby does not automatically extract cultural norms from your system.

  • Nancy Keeton

    And coming as a refugee does not automatically make you a terrorist. Nancy Keeton, PhD, LCSW, Clinical Diplomate