Blogger encouraged ISIL militants to board migrant boats

April 21, 2015 1:57 PM

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LONDON, UK — A few months ago, before Islamic State (ISIL) militants beheaded 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians on a Libyan beach, a blogger sympathetic to the group saw an opportunity for fighters to infiltrate Europe via the Mediterranean Sea.

The blogger, who goes by the name Abu Arhim al-Libim, wrote a post on encouraging militants to pose as migrants on boats, according to an extremism researcher in London who discovered the piece.

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