To pay or not to pay: ISIS demands $200 million for Japanese hostages

As ISIS is asking for a ransom for Japan’s citizens how would you say Tokyo will react? And how should Japan react in your opinion? Read few comments. Continue reading

How will Europe react on jihadists problem?

Following European raids on jihadists it seems that concerns regarding returned jihadists are somehow materializing. We have been talking about this danger for quite a long time so how much is Europe prepared in your opinion and what needs to be done? Read few comments.

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Al-Qaeda vs. Islamic State: A fierce competition?

How important for the jihadi movement do you find Al-Qaeda – Islamic state competition? Is the competition from your point of view really visible and where this could lead? Read few comments.

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The rapid grown of anti-Muslim prejudice is alarming, as is the resurgence of anti-Semitism

There is no doubt that the attack on Charlie Hebdo will trigger and triggers more debate about the immigration and Islam, but we have also seen attacks om Jewish targets in Europe in the recent past. How big do you think is the danger of on one hand a growing islamophobia and on the other hang a growing antisemitism in Europe? So basically how big is the danger Europe will become increasingly intolerant, and if this danger exists how to counter it? Read few comments.

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Leaders gather in Paris for unity march. But what does it mean for EU politics?

Many European leaders and politicians attend unity march in Paris after the attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine. It is an important gesture, but what do you expect from Europe, from the EU in terms of real steps, would you say this attack could influence European politics and society somehow profoundly? Read few comments.

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Terrorism in Europe: What’s (probably) next after the attack on Charlie Hebdo

I know we should be careful to conclude anything at this stage, but what do you make out of these attacks in France? From your point of view, do you see an indication that this could be a bigger terrorist operation linked to AQAP (ISIS, maybe)., perhaps even a sleeper cell (could they be more)? Read few comments.

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We are not all Charlie

It seems that both IS and al-Qaeda have praised the attack on Charlie Hebdo. Though we do not know for sure if the attacker have some contacts with bigger terrorist networks, would you say jihadist groups could somehow use this attack for their propaganda, for recruiting? For us the message of the attack is “Je suis Charlie” and that the attack for also an attack on freedom of expression, but what is the message of the attack for the extremists? Read few comments.

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