If it seems that radical Islamic terror attacks have been occurring in Europe at a more rapid pace lately, that is because they are. Breitbart News recently released a report stating that radical Islamic terrorists have been carrying out terrorist attacks roughly every nine days since the beginning of the year. They state:
Europe, the United Kingdom, and Russia have witnessed terror attacks or attempted attacks every nine days in 2017 on average, analysis of security incidents has revealed.
The most recent attack happened in London on Saturday when three men drove a van into a crowd of people at London Bridge. After the van had stopped, the attackers exited the vehicle and assaulted bystanders with knives. Another attack was carried out simultaneously at the Borough Bistro.
The attacks in London come twelve days after a radical Islamist detonated a bomb in Manchester at an Ariana Grande concert. This attack was intended to target young children. Thirteen suspects are currently being held in connection with the attack.
Unfortunately, the number of Islamic terrorist attacks is on the rise in Europe. The main reason for this is the current refugee crisis. Since 2015 over one million refugees have immigrated to European nations from Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan. Terrorists affiliated with organizations such as ISIS and Al Qaeda are infiltrating groups of refugees to gain entry into these countries.
Once the Middle Eastern refugees arrive in their host nation, they set up their own communities separate from the general population. They do not assimilate into the culture of their country to which they have come. Indeed, their communities become so exclusive that immigrants have brought their sharia law to countries such as France, England, Sweden, and others.
In some countries, Muslim immigrants have established sharia courts which operate outside of the official legal system of the host country. In some areas, they have established “no-go zones” where it is dangerous for non-Muslims to enter. Terrorists who have covertly entered the country disguised as refugees can blend in with their communities while they plan their attacks.
Another cause of this string of attacks is the fact that the European nations who are accepting immigrants and refugees from predominantly Islamic nations are not required individuals to assimilate into their culture. In the name of multiculturalism, they refuse to insist that immigrants conform to the values of their host nations. The Jerusalem Post reports:
We must understand that Muslims do not move to a new place in order to mingle and integrate with the indigenous population.
On the contrary – they come in order to change Western culture to be more like theirs: Dar al-Islam Islam is based on a totalitarian political ideology and a way of life that sets detailed rules for society and how individuals must comport themselves. Islam dictates every aspect of people’s lives, and does not tolerate anyone who deviates from the path.
Non-assimilation has created a dangerous problem for these nations because failing to get immigrants to embrace the host countries’ culture and values, makes it easier for immigrants to become radicalized. There is no easy answer to the problem of Islamic terrorism in Europe. As time passes, the issue becomes more and more serious. If the European nations wish to decrease the number of terrorist attacks, their governments must be willing to make some tough decisions. Instead of allowing a seemingly unlimited number of Middle Eastern refugees to come into their nations, they need to focus on protecting their current citizens.
European governments must also implement procedures that allow them to fully vet refugees before allowing them entry. Additionally, they need to abandon their misguided notion of multiculturalism. They must require immigrants to acculturate to the values of the host country. Refugees cannot be allowed to impose the values of their home country into the culture of the nation to which they have immigrated.
While much of the leadership of European nations has not yet recognized the need to protect their borders, there is a growing movement of citizens who have grown weary of the constant attacks on their culture. If the rise of the identitarian movement is any indication, the people of Europe wish to take a stand against the onslaught of Islamic extremism. If Europe is going to protect their citizens from further terrorist attacks, their governments must be willing to take the necessary steps to safeguard their sovereignty.