About: radical Islam

Central Asia 01-08-2018

Tajikistan attack reminds of Islamist terror threat in Central Asia

Islamic State sought to bolster its claim of responsibility for an attack which killed four Western tourists in Tajikistan, releasing a video on Tuesday (31 August) purportedly showing attackers pledging allegiance to the militant group.
Enlargement 27-04-2018

We are aware of ‘Europeisation fatigue’, warns Albanian minister

Albanian Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati briefed a small group of Brussels journalists on Thursday (26 April) about his country’s EU ambitions, following the Commission’s proposal to start accession negotiations with Tirana and a visit of Prime Minister Edi Rama to Berlin last Wednesday.
Enlargement 25-04-2018

Don’t turn your back on us, Albania PM tells EU

Denying Albania the prospect of one day becoming a European Union member could fuel Muslim radicalisation in the Balkan country, endangering regional stability, its prime minister Edi Rama said.

Two years after the Brussels attacks, the terrorist threat remains very real

Returning foreign fighters, along with home-grown radicals, are heightening concerns that further attacks could be afoot. Dr. Demir Murat Seyrek and Amanda Paul argue there is room to beef-up security measures without creating a “police state” and maintaining respect for individual rights and liberties.
Enlargement 08-01-2018

Bulgarian Presidency: Non-European powers showing interest in Western Balkans

The Bulgarian EU Presidency sees a possible risk of Western Balkan hopefuls “looking elsewhere” while the bloc hesitates to move forward with their accession, the Bulgarian Ambassador to the EU told Brussels journalists on Monday (8 January).
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Freedom of thought 29-09-2017

The importance of prevention for security policies

“Think globally - act locally”. This well-known motto, originally coined to highlight the impact of environmental policies, urges us to take a holistic view on the global impact of local action. It can also be applied to preventive approaches to security policies, writes Antje Niewisch-Lennartz.
Politics 06-07-2017

‘Kamikaze’ bikers linked to Belgian anti-terror swoop

Belgian prosecutors said on Wednesday (5 July) that four people had been detained after automatic weapons were found in house searches in Brussels as part of a counter-terrorism investigation overnight.
Politics 15-06-2017

EU moves to address major crisis in North-Eastern Nigeria

The Commission announced on Thursday (15 June) a €143 million support package for recovery and reconstruction needs in Nigeria's Borno State, which is suffering from a worsening humanitarian crisis.
Arab Spring 22-05-2017

Trump tells Middle East to ‘drive out’ Islamist extremists

President Donald Trump urged Arab and Islamic leaders yesterday (21 May) to unite and do their share to defeat Islamist extremists, making an impassioned plea to "drive out" terrorists while toning down his own harsh rhetoric about Muslims.
Freedom of thought 22-03-2017

EU anti-terror czar: ‘The threat is coming from inside Europe’

A year after the Brussels attacks, Gilles de Kerchove told EURACTIV.com about the fast pace of development of EU security policy, calling for the “systematic use of biometrics” and “batch comparison” of databases in order to boost security in the Schengen area.
Politics 22-03-2017

One year after the Brussels attacks: How can Europe prevent the next tragedy?

Today's anniversary of the terror attacks in Brussels on 22 March 2016 provides a perfect opportunity to reflect on the challenge posed by jihadist radicalisation and the need for effective prevention policies across Europe, write Alexander Ritzmann and Andrea Frontini.

Rights groups expose flaws in EU counterterrorism directive

The European institutions reached an agreement yesterday (30 November) on a directive that is aimed at better equipping the EU with instruments to counter terrorism. But civil rights groups warned that it risks undermining fundamental freedoms.
Global Europe 18-07-2016

Gunmen kill at least two policemen in attacks in Kazakhstan

Gunmen killed at least two policemen in Kazakhstan's financial capital Almaty in three near-simultaneous attacks today (18 July), security sources and witnesses said.
Elections 06-05-2016

Oppermann: ‘Any decent German must condemn’ AfD’s stance on Islam

Thomas Oppermann, the SPD parliamentary group's chairman, spoke with EURACTIV's partner Der Tagesspiegel about the rise of right-wing populism, Germany's relationship with Turkey and his own party's performance.
Global Europe 26-04-2016

Europe can do more to safeguard religious minorities

The suicide bombings on Easter Sunday in Lahore, Pakistan, should act as a reminder that the European Union needs a high-level office in charge of freedom of religion and belief in the world, writes Sophia Kuby.
Global Europe 29-03-2016

Taliban faction taunts Pakistan PM after Easter Day bombing

The Pakistani militants who bombed a Lahore park on Easter Sunday, killing 70 people, taunted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today (29 March), declaring their war had come to his doorstep.
Global Europe 22-03-2016

Europe vows to defend democracy on ‘black day’

European governments vowed today (22 March) to defend democracy against terrorism after blasts at Brussels airport and in the EU's institutional heart left at least 26 dead and dozens injured.
Global Europe 21-03-2016

Belgium says captured Paris suspect may have planned more attacks

The prime surviving suspect in the Paris attacks may have been plotting more operations with the help of a weapons cache and a network of associates, Belgium's foreign minister said yesterday (20 March).

Ministers call for boosting intel sharing to thwart ‘Terrorism 2.0’

Ministers demanded greater intelligence sharing to stop extremist groups slipping across borders to carry out attacks, urging concrete commitments at talks Monday to stem dangerous intel lapses.
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EU, online firms to launch anti-extremism forum

The European Union announced on Monday (19 October) it will launch in December a forum bringing together Internet firms and law enforcement agencies to combat online extremism.
Azerbaijan 27-07-2015

Azerbaijan was effective in countering radicalisation

While the threat of Islamic terrorism and radicalisation still exists to some extent in Azerbaijan, prevention measures have undoubtedly been very effective, writes Ceyhun Osmanli.
Global Europe 29-06-2015

French premier speaks of ‘war of civilisations’

Prime Minister Manuel Valls spoke about “a war of civilisations” following a terrorist attack which left one person dead and several wounded in southeast France.

Hollande says factory attack was ‘terrorist’

French prosecutors said on Friday (26 June) that the anti-terrorist police branch was deployed to investigate an attack which left one person dead and several wounded in southeast France.
Med & South 20-04-2015

Islamic State shoots, beheads 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya

A video purportedly made by Islamic State and posted on social media sites on Sunday (19 April) appeared to show militants shooting and beheading about 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya.