The number of terrorist attacks recorded in the European Union last year dropped 21.2 percent to 249 compared with the previous year, the Europol police organisation said Tuesday.
“In 2010, 249 terrorist attacks were reported in nine member states,” killing seven people, it said in an annual report on terrorismwithin the 27-member bloc.
Most of these attacks, 160, were carried out by separatist groups and only three by Islamic groups, it added.
Cf. David Cameron’s speech at the Munich security conference in February, in which he stated:
“… the biggest threat that we face comes from terrorist attacks … we should acknowledge that this threat comes in Europe overwhelmingly from young men who follow a completely perverse, warped interpretation of Islam, and who are prepared to blow themselves up and kill their fellow citizens.”