Sunday, April 29, 2007

Islamic Terrorist Attacks in Europe, 2006

Kristoffer Larrson, writing in Counterpunch (April 21/22), tells us that the European Police Office's (Europol) first report on terrorism in the EU has just come out. According to the report, 498 "terrorist attacks" were launched in eleven EU countries, 136 by the Basque separatist group ETA which was responsible for the only attack resulting in human loss of life, in Madrid. Of these 498 attacks, "Islamic terrorists" were responsible for one attack.

Not what writers like Bruce Bawer (While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam Is Destroying the West from Within) and his ilk (Mark Steyn, Melanie Philips, and Oriana Fellaci) would lead us to believe.

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