Skip to comments.Euro-Islamist threats
Posted on 04/28/2005 9:42:59 AM PDT by thierrya
Politics & Policies: Euro-Islamist threats
By Claude Salhani UPI International Editor Washington, DC, Apr. 27 (UPI) -- The precise scale and reach of Islamist extremism in Europe is difficult to identify, but the terror threat -- including that of nuclear terrorism -- is real, warns a new report from the Brussels-based European Strategic Intelligence and Security Center. At a hearing Wednesday delivered to the House Committee on International Relations, the Center's director, Claude Moniquet, pointed out gaps in precise intelligence data concerning Muslims in Europe, given Islam is not reported in the Europe Union census. Moniquet cited as example the lack of official figures of Muslims living in France, with estimates ranging between 4 million and 6 million.
European police and intelligence services have documented fundamentalists preaching hate in many European mosques, with youth associations often acting as front organizations for the Muslim Brotherhood. Mounting anti-Semitism in some areas has made teaching the history of the Holocaust in schools attended by young Muslims impossible, and Muslims students are openly questioning the theory of the origin of life.
What we are now expecting, warns Moniquet, "is the emergence of a new generation of terrorists: kids who were 12 to 15 years old on September 11 2001...." The threat against the interests of the United States from European terrorists is also very real, he warns, with U.S. interests, embassies, consulates, military personnel, hotels and companies being natural targets. But there is more: most of the second-generation people and almost all of the third-generation now hold European passports, allowing them to travel freely to the United States or anywhere else they want to.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
Intelligence further indicates suspected terrorists have shown great interest in recent years in nuclear facilities, suggesting they are hoping to develop and use a "dirty bomb."We have to make a public declaration, something like this:
There exists some level of terrorism (unspecified in advance), some horrible act of terror (not defined in advance), that once committed will result in this retaliation: The Glassification of Mecca.
You can't know in advance what will cause us to turn Mecca into a Solid Sheet of Radioactive Glass, but know this:
If provoked beyond a certain point (undefined at this time), we will Glassify your most important site.
And Islam without Mecca isn't really Islam any more, is it?
Read this one too:
Experts: Islamist Terror Cells in Europe May Now Pose Biggest Threat to US Security
Experts testifying before a congressional committee say the threat of terrorism may be greatest at present from Islamist terror cells in European countries.
The experts told the House Subcommittee on Europe and Emerging Threats that a combination of factors lead them to believe terrorist cells in Europe may pose the biggest threat to the security of the United States and its interests.
Thanks... good articles.
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