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The continuing London bombings starkly highlight the homeland security implications of Europe's growing population of disaffected Muslims. Despite the prominence of the 9/11 attacks in New York and Washington, Islamic extremists have long identified Europe as the weak link in their putative "Crusader-Zionist" adversary.
Al-Qaeda and other Islamic terrorist groups have relied heavily on recent Muslim immigrants to Europe to conduct attacks there and provide support networks for extra-European operations. More recently, they have sought to circumvent strengthened anti-terrorist measures by recruiting members from among Islamic converts and second-generation Muslim immigrants. Besides the London bombings, this strategy's effectiveness became evident in 2003, when two second-generation British Muslims (also of South Asian descent) carried out a successful suicide bombing in Tel Aviv. As EU citizens, these operatives can more easily travel within Europe and to Israel, the United States, and other EU partner countries.
The terrorists' strategy for generating additional European recruits is simple: launch vicious attacks and count on the resulting harsh government crackdown to alienate the local Muslims.
“Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.” Voltaire
Originally posted by Nygdan
Marginalization, and how the existing terror networks have already infiltrated europe, made use of forces like the serbs an pre-exsting muslim groups to recruit and arm, and then carry out attacks from populations of seemingly well adapted, 'european' muslims.