In 2017, a total of 62 people were killed in ten completed jihadist attacks in the European Union, according to Europol figures. The number of attempted jihadist attacks reached 33 in 2017, double that of the previous year. In addition to those killed, a total of 819 people were injured in 14 attacks.
In 2017, a total of 705 individuals were arrested in 18 EU Member states, 373 of those in France. Most arrests were on suspicion of membership in a terrorist organisation (354), suspicion of planning (120), or of preparing (112) a terrorist attack.
|1 Jan||Istanbul||A mass shooting||39||70|
|22 Mar||Westminster||Car attack||5||50|
|3 Apr||Petersburg||Suicide bomber||15||64|
|7 Apr||Stockholm||Truck attack||5||14|
|20 Apr||Champs-É.||Active shooter||1||3|
|22 May||Manchester||Suicide bomber||22||512|
|3 Jun||London||Van and edged weapons attack||8||48|
|6 Jun||Notre Dame||Hammer attack||0||1|
|19 Jun||Champs-É.||Car attack(almost complex)||0||0|
|20 Jun||Brussels||Explosive device||0||0|
|28 Jul||Hamburg||Knife attack||1||6|
|9 Aug||Levallois-P||Car attack||0||6|
|17 Aug||Barcelona||Van and knife attack||16||152|
|18 Aug||Turku||Knife attack||2||8|
|15 Sept||Parsons Gr||Explosive device||0||30|
|1 Oct||Marseille||Knife attack||2||0|
Whilst putting these statistics in from last year, even I am kinda surprised by the number of attacks in 2017 across Europe. It is so ´easy´ to forget and move on. But remember, 90% of these attacks happened in a radius of just 1500 kilometers(roughly) from each other. It might seem somewhere else, because they talk a different language. But borders are non-existent in Europe, so it might have well been your home town.
According to the statistics from Interpol, all of the attacks listed above are classified as jihadist terrorism. I know some of you are now thinking; ´But not all Muslim people are bad´, I know. And I am NOT stating that here. But, please do look at these statistics, there is no denying that there is a trend going on here, don´t you think?
Equality and no Identity
Why is there so much emphasis on equality, because we are not all equal. Yes, I do believe we should help people, but why not help your own tribe first? Isn’t that the first priority? Or is it because everything is already perfect in our own proximity?
It almost seems to be a sin to identify yourself with something. A good example of this is the Dutch flag. When you are in the army, you see the flag everywhere, it is hoisted up every morning at 0800 and you wear it on your uniform. In every building hangs a photo of the King to remember you, you are a part of this Tribe. Civilians put the flag up on the 4th of May to remember the fallen and put it up on the 5th of May to celebrate our freedom. But, if somebody walks around with a flag/patch sewn on their jacket, people are very quick to judge.. ‘Look a Nazi’.
Do you like the way you have been living? The way you were brought up, playing hide and seek in your neighborhood, with your friends. Well I would like that for the next generation as well, don’t you? If this situation will continue on like this, we will have a huge problem(if not already). Gated communities will have to be build, schools will need armed security guards, hotels will need a security gate and armed guards. No more playing outside for your kids, without you being present and armed. Sounds like a place you know?
Is it too late to change?
Or are we already under siege? Well, looking at the stats.. lets be honest, it seems that way indeed. Big changes will have to be made to turn the tide. Will that happen? ‘After the calf has drowned, the water-well is closed’ a old Dutch saying says. I am inclined to think it will be this way.. But what more must happen?
Should you prepare yourself for a worst case scenario? Well… Proper Planning and Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance, so I would say yes. But it is up to you, if carrying a tourniquet and other EDC stuff, or getting in shape so you can carry your wounded child for a few hundred meters is too much hassle for you, maybe you have not woken up yet too. Take charge, be a fucking Warrior and don’t let it depend on some decisions that might be taken by your government. YOU ARE YOUR FIRST RESPONDER.
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