Conversion to Terror
“Countries in the European Union face a sobering reality: Cities, infrastructure and, most importantly, people are being targeted by radical Islamic terrorists. This is not a revelation — Over the past several years, Europeans have been the victims of numerous terrorist attacks in the name of violent jihad. Increasingly, however, EU citizens are threatened by violent Islamic extremists among their own countrymen.
A growing threat in Europe is violent Islamic extremism stemming from domestic radicalization. “Islam is widely considered Europe’s fastest growing religion, with immigration and above average birth rates leading to a rapid increase in the Muslim population,” the BBC said. Data compiled by the BBC place an estimated 5 million to 6 million Muslims in France and more than 3 million in Germany — the highest numbers in the EU. Other nations with large Muslim populations include the United Kingdom, Spain, the Netherlands and Italy. Balkan countries such as Albania and Bosnia-Herzegovina also have substantial Muslim populations. outside the EU, an estimated 20 million Muslims live in Russia, where Islamic...”
Excerpt from per Concordiam Staff, “Conversion to Terror,” per Concordiam: Journal of European Security Defense Issues 2, No. 1, 2011: 50-53.
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