Monday, March 23, 2015



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Institute for Workplace Studies-----------------Professor Samuel B. Bacharach

School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies

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New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau


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European Security, Islamist Terrorism, and Returning Fighters

Kristin Archick, Specialist in European Affairs (, 7-2668)

Paul Belkin, Analyst in European Affairs (, 7-0220)

March 16, 2015 (IN10209)

[full-text, 2 pages with numerous links]



Terrorist Attacks in Europe and Mounting Security Concerns


European concerns about Islamist terrorism have been heightened considerably by recent attacks in

France and Denmark. In early January 2015, gunmen killed 17 people over several days in three

related incidents that targeted the Paris headquarters of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo,

police officers, and a kosher supermarket. The perpetrators of the attacks were French-born Muslims,

with possible ties to Al Qaeda in Yemen or the Islamic State terrorist organization. In mid-February

2015, a Danish-born citizen of Palestinian descent murdered two individuals—one at a Copenhagen

cafe that had been hosting a free speech debate, another at a synagogue—and wounded five police



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