Terrorist attacks in Europe: This is how dangerous it has become, by Debra Killalea.
An eye-opening report reveals just how dangerous Europe has really become with terror attacks on the rise and arrests of suspects doubling in the space of just two years.
Terrorist attacks in the EU in 2015. Figures in black boxes are failed, foiled, and successful attacks, the ones in white are arrests. Source: Europol.
[T]he attacks in Paris in January and November 2015 represented a clear shift in the intent and capability of jihadist terrorists to “inflict mass casualties on urban populations designed to induce a high state of well-publicised terror.”
Unsurprisingly most attacks that took place in 2015 were carried out in the name of Islamic State. …
Only 67 people were arrested for left wing and anarchism terrorism offences, while those considered right-wing terrorist offences decreased from 34 in 2014, to 11 in 2015.