Two female backpackers from Norway and Denmark were killed in Morocco this week, and some officials suspect the killings are connected to the ISIS terrorist group.
The Danish Louisa Jespersen, 24, and Norwegian Maren Ueland, 28, were found dead near the village of Imlil in Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains.
Three more people have been arrested in the “bestial” killings, the BBC reported, adding knife wounds were the cause of death for both. At least one of the suspects was linked to ISIS.
Denmark’s PET intelligence agency stated it is investigating a video that was shared on social media, appearing to show one of the women being killed. A person is heard saying “this is in revenge for our brothers in Hajin,” referring to Hajin, an ISIS stronghold in Syria that was seized by American-backed forces this week.
“We cannot say anything at this point about the video’s authenticity,” PET said of the video.
Moroccan authorities previously said a suspect arrested in tourist hub Marrakech on Dec. 18, was a member of a militant group, without naming the organization, reported Reuters. The Moroccan Bureau for Judicial Investigations said three more were arrested, saying a terrorist motive is likely in the slayings.
“The video and preliminary investigation according to the Moroccan authorities indicate that the killings may be related to the terrorist organization [ISIS],” the Danish intelligence service said in a statement to the news agency. “This is a case of an unusually bestial killing of two totally innocent young women,” it added.
Men in the video allegedly are heard shouting, “It’s Allah’s will” and some allegedly said “this is for Syria,” reported to the Daily Mail. Other video footage shows the suspects allegedly pledging their allegiance to ISIS and its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. They are apparently seen sitting in front of a black and white flag, while one of the men holds a knife and says they condemn “destruction caused by the warplanes of the Crusader alliance,” referring to Western powers.
This incident is far from isolated. In the last year alone there has been more than 30 similar murder's of innocent tourist's, muslim right's activist's, and unfortunate souls who made the "mistake" of walking outside alone in their own European country that was committed by Muslim's. Muslim's DO NOT want to integrate into their Western Host Nation's and instead plot to kill and destroy the same citizen's whom welcomed them in with Liberal Globalist Open Arms.
Source: BBC / HTR News / Reuters