2017 had highest number of terror attacks in modern European history
Islamic terror attacks in Europe have seen a massive rise in recent years, increasing by 725 percent between 2007 and 2017, a report shows.
The report by national security think tank Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), found that Islamist terrorism in Europe reached its highest point in modern European history during 2017.
The figures from the report, entitled, “From the IRA to the Islamic State: The Evolving Terrorism Threat in Europe,” include both successful and unsuccessful attacks.
The report is intended to asses transnational threats and highlights the rising dangers of Islamic extremism in the West.
— CSIS (@CSIS) May 19, 2019
According to Paul Joseph Watson, the numbers also show that 2017 saw the highest number of Islamic terror attacks in modern European history.
“Obviously nothing to do with mass migration,” tweeted Donald Trump Jr. in response to the report.
Obviously nothing to do with mass migration. https://t.co/kCnYFAnvkK
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 19, 2019
However, the report also highlights right-wing terror, asserting that 2017 saw the highest number of far-right attacks in Europe since 1994.
“Despite the growing anti-immigrant rhetoric from the far-right, the report found that terrorist attacks rarely involve newly-arrived refugees or asylum seekers,” states the report.
This statement in the report seems to suggest that attacks are typically carried out by “integrated” migrants.
The assertion that newly arrived migrants are rarely involved in terror attacks is also rendered meaningless by simple math.
Given that there are far more migrants already in European countries than new arrivals, obviously, the greater number of existing migrants are going to responsible for the vast number of terror attacks.
The report concludes that several themes from the European experience are worth highlighting in relation to how they may impact the United States.
The Islamic State and other Salafi-jihadist groups have attempted to recruit individuals trying to enter Europe—and potentially the United States.
This reality suggests that U.S.-European intelligence and law enforcement cooperation remains essential, particularly with the movement of refugees and asylum seekers coming from such countries that have major jihadist battlefields, such as Libya, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, and Afghanistan.