Europe's Chronic Jihadist Problem

Apr 5, 2016 | 09:15 GMT
Arrests in Europe of suspected Islamic State operatives do not address the source of the problem.

Like the assaults in Paris last year, the March 22 terrorist attacks in Belgium have prompted a wave of arrests and energized attempts by European authorities to disrupt the Islamic State and other jihadist operations. But arrests will not solve the intractable problem of radicalized Muslims who initiate terrorist attacks in Europe. Until the underlying issues that help drive radicalization on the Continent are addressed, authorities will be neutralizing only the immediate threat, not countering its root cause. In the meantime, jihadists will continue to pose a threat in Europe and elsewhere....

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