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September 2014
  • Islamic State recruiting boom in Europe is catalysing security response

    Islamic State recruiting boom in Europe is catalysing security response

    BRUSSELS – European leaders’ worst fears about home grown Islamist terrorists are growing, with the brazen killing in May of four people at Brussels Jewish Museum by an alleged follower of the Iraq/Syria-based Islamic State (IS) and – in the latter – the recent beheadings of two U.S. journalists and a British aid worker. The urgency of countering jihadist recruitment of followers in Europe — and what to do about foreign fighter who come home to Europe — now confronts both EU and NATO countries.
    For its part, the European Commission is planning a number of actions. For example, joint investigation teams of national and EU police and judiciary officials created five years ago will be reinforced and possibly expanded. Just as important, the Commission is planning to create a new knowledge hub based on... Read More »
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