Italian police have arrested a Syrian on suspicion of being a member of ISIS, clapping him in cuffs shortly after he arrived by boat along with hundreds of refugees, media reports said Monday.
The man, reportedly in his 20s, was arrested by officers in Sicily after Italy’s special operations division discovered incriminating material on his mobile phone.
The suspect had videos and photographs which appeared to be of IS attacks along with a text message which read “Allah is great, but ISIS is even better”, according to the reports.
The local Corriere di Ragusa daily said the images contained “corpses, wounds and lots of blood”.
The Syrian arrived on Dec. 4 on a wooden fishing boat carrying 500 people, and had been staying at the reception center in the southeastern Sicilian port before his arrest.