An Amazon for Jihadis': Shop that offered weapons

Posted on 11 sep 2015 by Admin   |   Filed under Marketplace, internetComments 11

Consumers can browse deadly Kalashnikov-style rifles and a range of attack weapons made with the objective to eliminate on its online shopping site.

Hans Bruns, a specialist in European terrorism, thinks the shop and others like it is like "an Amazon for Jihadis".

He told the Daily Star Online: "The course of a number of the recent attacks would have been very different if they wrongdoers had actually not been equipped with attack rifles.

" As you understand, European authority’s forces are gently equipped - if they are armed - and are more or less without a chance.

" As I see it, and have advocated for some time, it is necessary with some sort of collaborated effort on an EU level to reduce the number of military grade weapons on the market. The shut off weapons are simply one aspect of it."

Every terrorist's must-have set including attack rifles, balaclavas, bullet proof vests and ammo can quickly be purchased both online and in-store from AFG security.

The deadliest weapons like an AK-47 fall into Category A and have to be bought over-the-counter.

However, a loophole suggests that shut down guns - which are customized so they can only shoot blanks fall under Category D together with pistols and sharp products.

It markets these "expertly damaged" items in its tips for shopping section.

These Category D items can be provided to Belgium, Ireland, Croatia, Luxembourg, Spain, Hungary, Austria or Germany for in between 15 and 20 euro, the website states.

Consumers just need evidence they are over 18 or can enter their ID card number if shopping online.

French authorities declared that Paris attackers bought decommissioned weapons from AFG's site.

They were able to tinker with them and get them in working order before carrying out a three-day attack on the French capital that took the lives of 130.

The opponents in the Charlie Hebdo attacks which eliminated 11 and injured 11 more likewise purchased their weapons from AFG too, the National Crime Agency exposed last week.

And in 2014 a notorious British criminal activity gang handled to sneak in the largest ever haul of automatic weapons from AFG to the UK, it said.

Their haul of 22 Kalashnikov-style rifles and 9 machine guns were smuggled from Slovakia to France and across the channel in a motorboat showing how easy it is for bad guys to move fatal guns around Europe and into our nation.

Authorities raided the stash of "mass casualty weapons" when the boat docked in Kent.

Rob Lewin, head of specialist operations for the NCA, said: "They were extremely comparable weapons to those utilized in the Charlie Hebdo attacks. It was the exact same supply route and exact same approach of deactivating and reactivating the weapons. It was the same source in the very same country."

Daily Star Online called AFG Security for comment however they are yet to react.

When placing an order, it was told that products could not be shipped particularly to the UK.

However, the owner's boy Frantisek Gajdos has formerly defended his company, informing the Wall Street Journal that they had actually not broken any laws and frequently offered to "foreign" customers.