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Terrorists from Europe's suburbs


The Paris attackers identified so far all come from Belgium or France. They were radicalised in the capital cities' problem areas and some of them trained to become IS fighters in Syria. Why are young Europeans turning into jihadists?



Irish Examiner - Ireland | Saturday, 9. January 2016

Don't let jihadists back into EU

After the first anniversary of the attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo was marked last week, the liberal daily Irish Examiner calls for an EU-wide ban on the return of Islamists who have worked with the IS in Syria or Iraq: » more


Südostschweiz - Switzerland | Wednesday, 6. January 2016

France remains a jihad factory

France still isn't addressing the root causes of Islamist violence, the daily newspaper Südostschweiz comments: » more


Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - Germany | Monday, 7. December 2015

Germany must naturalise Islam

German vice-chancellor Sigmar Gabriel on the weekend called for tough action against radical mosques in Germany, which he accused Saudi Arabia of funding. Rightly so, the conservative daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung comments: » more


The Evening Standard - United Kingdom | Wednesday, 25. November 2015

Jihadism an expression of masculinity crisis

The motives of Islamic terrorists like the Paris attackers are to be sought not only in their religious fanaticism but also - and above all - in their personal psychological problems, comments the conservative daily The Evening Standard: » more



La Tribune - France | Friday, 20. November 2015

How France can end the terror

France can't win the war against terrorism with air strikes against IS positions in Syria, the liberal daily La Tribune argues: » more


The Times - United Kingdom | Sunday, 22. November 2015

Matt Ridley on the jihadists' last desperate acts

Acts of terror like the one in Paris ten days ago are an act of desperation on the part of religious fundamentalists who see Islam losing ground even in the Middle East, columnist Matt Ridley writes in the conservative daily The Times: » more


Index - Hungary | Sunday, 22. November 2015

Understand what drives terrorists

France's military response to the problem of terrorism is too limited, journalist András Dezső writes on the government-critical news website Index: » more


The Evening Standard - United Kingdom | Wednesday, 18. November 2015

Ed West on individualism as cause for Islamism

The trend of individualisation in Western societies has created an ideal breeding ground for religious fundamentalism, columnist Ed West contends in the conservative daily The Evening Standard: » more


De Tijd - Belgium | Thursday, 19. November 2015

Belgium not solely to blame for terrorism

It is unfair that Belgium is being put in the spotlight as the place where several of the Paris attackers lived, the business daily De Tijd writes and calls for greater focus on the real roots of the problem: » more


Phileleftheros - Cyprus | Wednesday, 18. November 2015

Disenchanted youths find a home with IS

The perpetrators of the Paris attacks identified so far are young French and Belgian Muslims who grew up in the banlieues of Paris and Brussels. The liberal daily Phileleftheros analyses the factors that push these youths into the arms of jihadists: » more


Svenska Dagbladet - Sweden | Tuesday, 17. November 2015

Sweden's Muslims silent on radicalism

Based on population, after Belgium Sweden is the European country from which the most people have been recruited by the IS. But this problem is not being openly addressed by the Muslims living in the country, the conservative daily Svenska Dagbladet comments: » more


De Volkskrant - Netherlands | Tuesday, 17. November 2015

Only integration can counter radicalisation

Ghettos in Europe like the Brussels district of Molenbeek are a hotbed for the IS terrorist organisation, the centre-left daily De Volkskrant warns, calling on both the government and the Muslim communities to do more to foster integration: » more


Zaman - Turkey | Tuesday, 17. November 2015

Imams must distance themselves from terror

Muslims across the world have not been critical enough of terrorist attacks committed in the name of Islam, the Islamic-conservative daily Zaman criticises: » more


De Standaard - Belgium | Tuesday, 17. November 2015

Mutual recriminations in Belgium are pointless

The trail left by those who carried out the attacks in Paris has led to the Brussels district of Molenbeek. A dispute has now broken out in Belgium over who was responsible for the district's decline and the ensuing radicalisation of its predominantly Muslim youth. There's no point shuffling the blame back and forth, the liberal daily De Standaard warns: » more


Politiken - Denmark | Tuesday, 17. November 2015

Fight against terror starts in the ghettos

The war on terror can only be successful in cooperation with Muslim communities, the centre-left daily Politiken stresses: » more

 

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