Readers are told “This is the face of one of the Paris killers who allegedly sneaked into France by posing as a refugee as it emerged a woman may have been part of the eight-strong ISIS kamikaze terror squad … Serbian media claims Ahmed Almuhamed, 25, who was carrying a Syrian passport, allegedly blew himself up at the Bataclan concert hall, where at least 89 people were slaughtered on Friday”.
That’s most convenient for the MoS: the narrative peddled by the paper and its daily stablemate has consistently suggested that there are too many young men among all those migrants, and as they are mostly Scary Muslims (tm), that means some of them must have something to do with ISIS, or whatever they’re called this week. The MoS wanted to believe this was true, and so it has allegedly come to pass.
We now hear “a US intelligence official told CBS news the Syrian passport might be fake. The official said the passport did not contain the correct numbers for a legitimate Syrian pasport and the picture did not match the name”. Jon Snow of Channel 4 News has told “Paris police sources say the 2 Syrian passports found on the terrorists were fakes probably made in Turkey”. And the Egyptian passport is not what it seemed.