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A Clash of Civilizations?

Islamic extremism is no longer bred in distant parts of the globe, but grown in cities and neighborhoods throughout Europe. Its foothold in countries like Germany, France and the UK signal questions about integration, radicalization and national policies on the War on Terror.

Community Response: A Danish Answer to Radical Jihad

Community Response: A Danish Answer to Radical Jihad

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 23, 2015

The murders in Copenhagen have refocused attention on a thorny question for Europe: How can radical jihadists returning from Syria be reintegrated? The Danish city of Aarhus may have found an answer. By Manfred Ertel and Ralf Hoppe more... Comment ]

A Threat to Europe: The Islamic State's Dangerous Gains in Libya

A Threat to Europe: The Islamic State's Dangerous Gains in Libya

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 23, 2015

Rival militias in Libya have thrown the country into civil war and made it easy prey for the Islamic State. The recent execution of 21 Egyptian Christians is only one sign of the terrorist group's growing footprint in North Africa. By Mirco Keilberth and Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]

Opinion: The Terror in Our Cities

Opinion: The Terror in Our Cities

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 20, 2015

Israel is the first democracy to have extensive experience with Islamist terrorism. Before recent attacks on our own soil, Europeans loved nothing better than scorning the Jewish state's efforts to address terror. In the future, we may need to turn to the Israelis for advice. By Jan Fleischhauer more... Comment ]

Daughters of Jihad: The German Women of Islamic State

Daughters of Jihad: The German Women of Islamic State

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 13, 2015

Much is known about men leaving Germany to take up arms on behalf of Islamic State. Less has been reported about the flocks of women traveling to Syria to join the jihad. Experts view them as a growing terrorist threat. By Jörg Diehl, Hubert Gude, Barbara Schmid and Fidelius Schmid more... Comment ]

The Belgium Question: Why Is a Small Country Producing So Many Jihadists?

The Belgium Question: Why Is a Small Country Producing So Many Jihadists?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 27, 2015

Relative to the size of its population, no other country in Europe sends as many young jihadists to Syria as Belgium does. But why? Some say one problem lies with the fractured nature of the country itself. By Katrin Kuntz and Gregor Peter Schmitz more... Comment ]

Terror from the Fringes: Searching for Answers in the "Charlie Hebdo" Attacks

Terror from the Fringes: Searching for Answers in the "Charlie Hebdo" Attacks

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 19, 2015

How did three, seemingly normal sons of immigrant families turn into radicalized and vicious murderers? SPIEGEL went to Paris to find out. The resulting image is one of an identity search gone horribly wrong. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Keeping Its Composure: Germany Seeks Calm after French Attack

Keeping Its Composure: Germany Seeks Calm after French Attack

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 12, 2015

The German government is trying to address the French terror attacks with a sense of calm, with no plans for new terror laws. However, fears are growing that the massacre will boost a disturbing anti-Muslim current in the country. more... Comment ]

Assaulting Democracy: The Deep Repercussions of the Charlie Hebdo Attack

Assaulting Democracy: The Deep Repercussions of the Charlie Hebdo Attack

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 09, 2015

The terrorists in Wednesday's attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris had a much broader target in mind: Western values. Will the attacks bring people together in this time of crisis or will fear of Islam prevail? By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Je Suis Charlie: Stand Together in the Face of Violence

Je Suis Charlie: Stand Together in the Face of Violence

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 08, 2015

We cannot allow the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris to influence our thinking. Otherwise, freedom has lost. A Commentary by Stefan Kuzmany more...

Terror Expert Louise Shelley: 'Islamic State Is a Diversified Criminal Operation'

Terror Expert Louise Shelley: 'Islamic State Is a Diversified Criminal Operation'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 06, 2015

Where does Islamic State get its money? In an interview, terrorism expert Louise Shelley says it operates like a run-of-the-mill crime syndicate in which ideology takes a back seat to money making. Interview Conducted by Markus Dettmer and Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]