In breaking news, officials in Hungary have formally charged a man from Syria who is reportedly an ISIS executioner guilty of crimes against humanity. When he was apprehended, the allegedly criminal asylum seeker was found to be carrying a Prepaid Mastercard with logos for the European Union and the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in the top left corner – but no name imprinted on it.
The accused terrorist is a 27-year-old Syrian named Farhoud Hassan, a member of the Islamic State (IS or ISIS) who allegedly committed murders and ordered beheadings in Syria. Hungarian prosecutors are seeking a life sentence.
On September 3, 2019, Hungarian prosecutors charged Hassan with “personally beheading the imam of a town in Homs province in May 2015 after ISIS captured the area during its attempts to establish a Caliphate.”
Hassan also stands accused of personally murdering two people, one man by a pistol shot to the head, while supervising the execution of 25 people in Homs who refused to join IS in the days following May 13 that year.
A statement from the European judicial co-operation agency Eurojust announced:
“In a rapid intervention, coordinated by Eurojust, the Hungarian authorities have arrested a high-profile target suspected of committing terrorist activities in Syria, linked to the so-called Islamic State.”
Hassan had left Syria in February 2016 and had been granted asylum in Greece. On December 30, 2018, Hungarian authorities detained Hassan and a woman traveling with him after she presented forged documents in Budapest’s main Ferenc Liszt International Airport. The couple never made it to their final destination: Paris, France.
The Hungarian government suspected that Hassan earned more than the $500 payment from the UNs’ assistance program “by smuggling fellow Syrians out of Greece to more desirable locations. In any case, Greece’s National Intelligence Service (EYP) had been keeping an eye on him in the previous few months as a possible human trafficker.”
In a subsequent court proceeding, the Hungarian Counterterrorism Center handed the accused migrant trafficker a suspended prison sentence for human smuggling and other crimes, along with an expulsion order from their country.
The alleged “butcher of ISIS” and his Syrian female traveling companion were being housed at a closed Hungarian detention facility for refugees awaiting an eviction hearing when Hungarian authorities charged Hussein with terrorism on March 23, 2019.
At the Budapest airport, Hungarian officials had discovered that Hassan had among his possessions a prepaid debit card, used, presumably, to fund his many trips to various places in western Europe.
The electronic funds card operates like a debit or gift card. A social media user in Slovenia known as Nova24 posted the following wake-up message on August 31, 2019:
“Social network users have warned us that illegal immigrants are financing their lifestyle while waiting in Bosnia and Herzegovina to continue their journey towards Western Europe, with the help of bank cards of the Mastercard brand bearing logos of the European Union and United Nations Refugee Agency.”
Hungary has a national-conservative, Rightist government under the Fidesz party, led by Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister from 1998 to 2002 and then from 2010 to the present.
Since 2015, when German Chancellor Angela Merkel invited half a million migrants, most of them male Africans (as it turned out), to move into her labor-starved country, Hungary squared off against the UN operation to open all national borders, constructed perimeter fences, and screens everyone seeking admission. Anyone deemed a threat to their Christian way of life is refused entry.
When Orbán delivered his State of the Nation address in February 2019, most Hungarian citizens preferred increasing their birthrate instead of sponsoring unchecked immigration:
“We do not need numbers, but Hungarian children…The Hungarian people gave the Government a strong mandate to further expand the family protection system…People would like Hungary to remain a Hungarian country, and be family-friendly.”
In early July 2019, the Hungarian government launched a cash incentive program to bolster the national population internally, offering married couples a loan in the amount of 10 million-forint (just under $34,000) which will be canceled after they have three children.