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Gilles De Kerchove, EU Terror Chief

 

http://www.guardian .co.uk/world/ 2008/sep/ 28/terrorism. eu

Europe’s anti-terror chief has launched a stinging attack on the
political correctness that he says is hampering the campaign against
militant Islam.

Gilles de Kerchove, the EU counter-terrorism co-ordinator, said last
week that concern about stigmatising Muslim populations was hampering
policy-making and thus prevention. ‘One of the problems … is that some
member states are extremely reluctant to be explicit about the link with
religion,’ said de Kerchove. ‘Religion has been hijacked and distorted
for political ends.’

De Kerchove’s statement comes against a background of infighting within
the EU over counter-terrorism policy. The European Commission has been
working for several years on a paper analysing militancy in Europe and
outlining policy to combat radicalisation. The Council of Ministers is
still waiting for the now long-overdue paper, on which future policy
will be based.

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