A Fifth Of Syrians Support ISIS

From The Express:
The disturbing result raises fears that Europe is wide open to terrorists and Islamist extremists, with thousands of Syrians flooding into the continent every day.

It follows warnings that two in every 100 people claiming to be Syrian refugees are actually ISIS fighters intent on carrying out bloody attacks against the west.

A poll carried out in the country by a British research company unmasked the alarming views of many Syrians.

It was published as eyewitnesses travelling with migrants making their way across Europe claimed that fewer than a third of them are actually genuine refugees fleeing war.

The survey, by respected pollsters ORB International, showed that 22 per cent of Syrians believe that ISIS has had a positive influence on their country.

That compares with just five per cent of people in neighbouring Iraq, where the brutal jihadi group have been waging a campaign of terror against locals.

Surprisingly, the poll also reveals that more than eight in ten people in both countries believe that ISIS is an American creation.

Both populations also oppose the coalition airstrikes currently taking place, with 56 per cent of Iraqis and 49 per cent of Syrians believing they are a bad thing.

In both countries people believe that life is worse than it was two years ago, with 21 per cent of Syrians believing that life is better under ISIS than dictator Bashar al-Assad.

ORB International surveyed 1,365 Syrians from all 14 governorates of the country, including those held by ISIS.

Reacting to the results, managing director Johnny Heald said: “This data and other qualitative insight suggest to me that some kind of concerted effort to undermine ISIL needs to gather momentum.

"The current airstrike campaign lacks majority support in both countries, while opinion in both countries prefers a political rather than military solution to the crisis.

"What also seems clear is that both Iraq and Syria can not be dealt with in isolation, that ISIL will not be defeated in Iraq without jointly solving the Syrian challenge."

The revelation comes after it was claimed that thousands of economic migrants from Africa and other parts of the Middle East are pretending to be Syrian in order to claim asylum.

Syrian refugees who have made it to Germany insist that only a third of the migrants currently making their way across Europe are their compatriots and have expressed anger that people from other nations are cashing in on their country's plight...

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