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Austria Convicts Muslim Asylum Seeker of War Crimes for Killing 20 Syrian Soldiers

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It’s a story that’s becoming too familiar in Europe: unvetted asylum seekers who come to the West in droves turn out to be jihadis on a quest to annihilate non-believers.

Over one million refugees have flowed into Europe over the past year, most of whom come from Syria.

A Syrian asylum seeker has been charged with war crimes in Sweden after he appeared in a rebel video of a murder. Sweden had been one of the most popular destinations for asylum seekers.

“Austria Convicts Asylum Seeker of War Crimes for Killing 20 Syrian Soldiers,” by Callum Paton, Newsweek, May 11, 2017:

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A court in Austria has sentenced an asylum seeker to life in prison after he confessed to murdering 20 wounded soldiers from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s army while fighting in a rebel militia in Syria.

The court in Innsbruck found the 27-year-old man guilty of war crimes based on his confession. According to local media, he told others at a refugee shelter that he had shot dead government soldiers while fighting with the Free Syrian Army, a group opposed to Assad. He was arrested in western Austria in June.

According to the Austrian Press Agency the asylum seeker, identified only as a Palestinian who grew up in a refugee camp in the Syrian city of Homs, claimed a statement he had given to officials confessing to the killings had been incorrectly translated.

However, the the interpreter who gave evidence against him vouched for the precision of the confession. “He told me that he shot an injured soldier. I even asked him again and he confirmed it,” the interpreter said. At the end of the interview the accused asylum seeker had signed every page of his testimony….

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