Guido Steinberg, a terrorism expert working in the office of German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, summed up the situation with these words: "Terrorism is coming home." And it's coming home to those countries whose governments may have believed they were immune from terror because for years they have provided safe haven to notorious Islamic extremists.
But Europe's laws complicate the task of combating terrorism. No matter how suspiciously Islamic extremists behave and how shady their contacts may be, the intent to commit acts of terror is often difficult to prove.
A recent ruling by a Milan court is symptomatic of the problem. In late January, an Italian judge acquitted five suspects accused of having recruited suicide bombers for Iraq in 2003 and handed down lesser sentences. The judge held that the men saw themselves as guerilla fighters, and that it could not be proven that they had planned to attack civilian targets.
O recrutamento por parte da Al Qaeda de muçulmanos britânicos aqui, e a informação possível sobre os terroristas que atacaram Londresaqui.
LORD STEVENS, the former Metropolitan police chief who retired earlier this year, said last night that the London bombings were almost certainly masterminded by British-born terrorists. (...) ?British Muslims who are most at risk of being drawn into extremism and terrorism fall into two groups: a) well educated, with degrees or technical/professional qualifications, typically targeted by extremist recruiters and organisations circulating on campuses; b) underachievers with few or no qualifications and often a non-terrorist criminal background ? sometimes drawn to mosques where they may be targeted by extremist preachers and in other cases radicalised while in prison.
A BBC descobriu o terrorismo... Por uns dias...
The world's premier broadcast network appeared to throw away its own ridiculous "BBC Producer's Guidelines." BBC online reports, for example, had headlines such as "Terror of passengers stuck on tube" and "London Rocked by Terror Attacks."
BBC executives had previously insisted that for the sake of what they call "evenhandedness" terrorists should not be called terrorists. Their Guidelines state: "The word 'terrorist' itself can be a barrier to understanding... We should try to avoid the term, while we report the facts as we know them."
BUT THE hope of many of the British taxpayers forced to fund the BBC that it had finally come to its senses and would henceforth call terror by its proper name turned out to be short-lived. By Friday, the BBC's World Service was slowly reverting to its old habits, both on air and on line. (Its domestic news broadcasts have for the time being continued using the word "terrorist.")
Presumably hoping that no one would notice, the BBC subtly and retroactively altered its initial texts about the bombs on both its British and international Web sites. Unfortunately for the BBC, however, previous versions of its webpages remained easily accessible to all on Google, and enterprising British bloggers, long-fed up with the BBC's bias, recorded the changes. Fonte.
O Fundamentalismo alastra
O governo islamista da província paquistanesa da Fronteira Noroeste apresentou esta segunda-feira um projecto de lei para a criação de uma espécie de departamento de avaliação da prática religiosa, considerado por opositores como o primeiro passo para a constituição de uma polícia religiosa de inspiração taliban.CM.
Escrito por Elise às 11:36 da manhã
Elise Como nota/pensamento sobre o teu post de hoje direi que o terrorismo só será minimizado ou banido se os países donde ele provém se desenvolverem economicamente, e que esse desenvolvimento suporte uma evolução social equilibrada. É nessa tecla que os países mais desenvolvidos, nomeadamente o G8, deve bater. Beijinhos.
o terrosrismo é mau pk as pessoas más aleijam as pessoas boas e depois as pessoas boas ficam tristes e as pessoas más ficam contentes e assim é mau... a esta frase dita por alguem c 3 anos eu acrescento... o terrorismo é mau pk são pessoas más k fazem isso... ora entao um grande bem haja
Elise, I love the way you diligently keep up to date with the issues and the world's affairs. Even though I think i'm more of a leftie than yourself, your discussion of things that irk you is really cool. I officially think you rock! .. and yes, the world is going crazy! Check my comment on the Ringo photo for the answers to the world's problems.