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More pessimism is warranted re Islamism in Europe

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Submitted by Lorna Salzman (United States), Jan 14, 2017 at 18:45

Can you definitively rule out an all out (i.e. not stealth) war in Europe? Bombing of churches and important cathedrals for one, or government buildings and universities.....

True, right now the terrorism is being carried out by individuals or small groupings of them. But how many of them are there on the whole continent? If there were a significant number, they could coordinate major terrorist acts in a particular country (such as France). Isn't it possible there is wider coordination going on right now across Europe?

What is the likelihood of France doing a country wide sweep of Muslim homes, mosques and communities for weapons and ammunition? Or would this be considered too totalitarian and invasive of privacy? I happen to think this is the only and best way of preventing future terrorist acts given the large Muslim population already living in Europe. Get rid of the weapons.

I am appalled at the lackadaisacal attitude in Europe where Islamists on watch lists are just let go.


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I cannot definitively rule out anything. We are talking predictions, that's all.

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Title Commenter Date Thread
Predicting surprises [165 words]PezDispenserJan 19, 2017 10:46235557
Opressing Attempts in outhern Europe [52 words]F. HernandezJan 18, 2017 12:22235495
Amnesty International slams Europe (!), while French PM predicts a state of emergency for a generation [74 words]PezDispenserJan 17, 2017 16:20235446
1Probably all wrong ? [63 words]marlanJan 16, 2017 03:16235409
This is much bigger than Donald Trump, or any leader. [371 words]Michael SJan 17, 2017 18:32235409
1I disagree with your prediction [269 words]Humpery ShiplessJan 16, 2017 02:04235407
Another surprise, swaths of Muslim nations declaring themselves atheists. [54 words]
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AVJan 15, 2017 18:22235397
Muslim Expulsion from Europe [62 words]
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Nazim AbdullayevJan 15, 2017 11:27235390
2The "Palestinian" problem affects very little in the world [83 words]Michael SJan 17, 2017 18:38235390
Reader Nazim Abdullayev said the right thing [313 words]PrashantJan 17, 2017 20:23235390
an almost Final Solution [66 words]Mohammed Waza Khiddif id'UllahJan 18, 2017 03:26235390
Europe does not have a good prognosis [324 words]Michael SJan 19, 2017 00:37235390
Optimism or a mere pipe dream? [171 words]WartyJan 15, 2017 06:56235388
2We Shall See what will Manifest [123 words]Michael Hanni MorcosJan 15, 2017 01:52235383
the impending implosion of the umma [135 words]fredJan 14, 2017 21:40235377
More pessimism is warranted re Islamism in Europe [166 words]
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Lorna SalzmanJan 14, 2017 18:45235371
Haman's symposium to start Jan. 15 [886 words]Michael SJan 14, 2017 17:51235370
Heartening News Indeed, Thank You. [101 words]Eamonn GavinJan 14, 2017 16:17235366
My prayer [105 words]Allan CookJan 14, 2017 16:10235365
from your mouth to God's ear [46 words]
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RIchard A LandesJan 14, 2017 15:48235363

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