As Right-Wing Extremism Rises, Jihadism Still Persists

As Right-Wing Extremism Rises, Jihadism Still Persists
Police respond at the scene of a shooting attack in Vienna, Nov. 3, 2020 (AP photo by Ronald Zak).

Six separate terrorist attacks took place in Europe between late September and late November of last year—three in France, and one each in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. All six attacks were inspired by Salafi-jihadist ideology, which is, and will remain, a persistent terrorism threat to Europe and elsewhere in the West for the foreseeable future. Among the incidents in France was a stabbing attack outside the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, which has published caricatures of religious figures, including the prophet Muhammad, and where al-Qaida-affiliated gunmen killed 12 staff members in 2015. Weeks later, a middle […]

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