Peters: 'Young, Military-Age Muslim Males Aren't Refugees'
German officials are becoming increasingly alarmed about Islamic extremists attempting to recruit Syrian refugees as they arrive.
The Wall Street Journal, citing interviews with security officials from across Germany, reports that an increasing number of refugees are attending services at mosques that investigators believe attract extremists.
The report brings into focus a different dimension to the possible security risk posed by asylum-seekers who have flooded into Western Europe for months. Some of the ISIS terrorists who killed 130 people in Paris earlier this month posed as refugees from Syria's civil war to slip into Europe and meet their co-conspirators.
Fox News strategic analyst Lt. Col. Ralph Peters (Ret.) said the new report isn't surprising, since it's already known that ISIS is attempting to capitalize on the refugee crisis.
He said Islamic terrorists have a "comprehensive approach" and will take "operatives, suicide bombers wherever they can find them."
"At least some of the refugees, or so-called refugees - the young Muslim males - are certainly already Islamic State sympathizers. Others, when they find that Germany isn't the utopia they thought it was gonna be, will be susceptible to recruitment," said Peters, adding that Europe is "importing" a problem that will only get worse and causing a "slow-motion cultural suicide."
Peters said the real refugees are the Christians and other religious minorities who've been driven from their homes and watched as ISIS terrorists destroyed their civilizations.
"Young, military-age Muslim males are not refugees. These are guys who won't fight for their own country and want an economic future anywhere," he said.
He concluded that because of "political correctness," the U.S. refuses to separate the real refugees who do not pose any threat.
Watch Peters' thoughts on what the U.S. military must do to rout ISIS from Syria and Iraq.