There were 249 reported terrorist attacks in EU member states in 2010.
Quite a lot.
Who carried them out? Not who you might think (my emphasis):
Islamist terrorists carried out three attacks on EU territory. Separatist groups, on the other hand, were responsible for 160 attacks, while left-wing and anarchist groups were responsible for 45 attacks. One single-issue attack was reported from Greece.
In 2010, 611 individuals were arrested for terrorism-related offences. An increased percentage of individuals linked to Islamist terrorism (47%) were arrested for the preparation of attacks in Member States â an indication that Islamist terrorists continue to undertake attack planning against Member States.
These figures show just how well we are doing in penetrating and intercepting Islamist extremists. They have not gone away. But they are finding it very hard work.
Meanwhile Europeâs own rubbish extremists of lumpen Leftists/anarchists and separatists pursue their tedious efforts to kill people for political purposes, with âsingle issueâ fanatics (eg animal rights) also doing their puny best.
This post first appeared at Charles Crawfordâs Blogoir.