Fear, Frustration Among Refugees as Terror Tensions Rise
As fears intensify over terrorists threats in Europe, a cloud of worry hangs over the refugee camps on the continent.
In Germany, Syrians say they fear backlash if they are blamed for Islamic State militants’ increasingly horrifying campaign.
In the wake of the Paris attacks, he said, Syrian refugees in Europe are sometimes feared and politicians around the world are warning that terrorists may be hiding among the refugees.
By some estimates, 1.5 million from the Middle East, Africa and increasingly other places will have migrated to Europe by the beginning of 2016.
President Barack Obama said he will veto legislation that puts more restrictions on Syrian and Iraqi refugees.
No Credible Information on Reported Islamic State Threats
The U.S. State Department says it has "no information to confirm" reports Islamic State plans to launch more attacks in France, the United States and elsewhere on Sunday.
Their statement came in response to a question about online activist group Anonymous, which said it had uncovered information about imminent plots that also included sites in Italy and Lebanon. The group said it forwarded relevant information to U.S. and British intelligence agencies.
One of the supposed targets is a professional wrestling event Sunday in the U.S. city of Atlanta. An FBI statement Saturday said it takes all threats seriously, but it had no "specific or credible information of an attack at this time."
The State Department declined comment on whether it is taking extra security precautions at its facilities around the world, but said it is "already operating at a high level of security based on recent events."