Although the Hungarian National Security Service has not identified anyone among the immigrants who intends to commit terrorist acts, 30-40 people are under surveillance because they are likely to have connections to different terrorist groups, Népszabadság was informed according to nol.hu.
According to the portal’s current information, there are no Hungarians among the suspects, but it does not mean that there were no Hungarians connected to Islamic terrorism, or that the Counter Terrorism Centre does not observe any of them; but they are simply not active participants right now.
Upon leaving the National Security Committee’s session on Tuesday, Szilárd Németh (Fidesz) reacted to the terror threat rumours: he said that they minimised the risk by exploring, observing, and expelling suspicious individuals. Creating the Counter Terrorism Centre (TEK) was proved to be a wise decision, and so was the Serbian and Croatian border closure, he added. Zsolt Molnár, member of the MSZP agreed with Németh’s opinion.
The media had countless reports about execution videos found on phones near the border, which were assumed to belong to terrorists. It was since revealed that these videos were downloaded from the internet.
Experts say that these videos cannot prove that the phones’ owners sympathize with terrorists; there’s a chance that the refugees found it important to preserve the brutality that goes on in the country they had to leave.
There were numerous speculations that different terrorist groups use the massive amount of immigration to hide their members, so they can flee to Europe to continue their work there. These assumptions have not been confirmed by the security services yet, but the possibility cannot be ignored.
However, according to government related sources, the Hungarian Secret Services have identified many British, German, and French citizens, who were former members of ISIS but for some reasons (too much fight, disappointment, or they had to escape) they left the organization and tried to get back to their countries with the migrants. It won’t be easy for them to return, as secret services view them as potential terrorists.
In order to stay in Europe, these people have to change their appearances, their names, they need new papers and have to keep their real identities in secret. According to some sources, several people have gained new identities in Hungary, and received new papers from the authorities.
Changing one’s identity is risky, because they never know for how long they have to live without papers or under a false name; those who had a major role in the fights may never be able to reveal their real identity, unless they want to get caught. There’s a very good chance that these people will commit terrorist acts in the future.
based on an article of nol.hu
translated by Adrienn Sain