The idea of freedom of speech and freedom to access the internet allows groups like ISIS to radicalize marginalized people with material accessible online, says Dr. Simon Mabon, lecturer in international relations at Lancaster University in the UK.
With thousands of soft targets such as malls etc. surrounding us, security services can’t protect them all. If they did, we’d live in a police state and under constant surveillance, says James Conway, ex FBI agent and CEO of Global Intel Strategies.
The shooting at Olympia Mall in Munich is yet another in a series of deadly assaults in Europe, following horrific terror attacks in Paris and Brussels. It's the second attack in the German state of Bavaria in less than a week.
European security agencies are facing ever-harder challenges to try and prevent 'lone wolf' terror attacks, according to the continent’s policing agency. Europol says recent attacks have shown how hard it is to “detect and disrupt suspects.”
In the wake of the gruesome terrorist attack in Nice last week, which left 84 people dead, the National Assembly has voted to extend the ongoing state of emergency in France for another six months until the end of January 2017.
French police have arrested a Parisian taxi driver after explosives were found at his home during a raid over a separate criminal case. They also found a picture of an Islamic State flag on the phone of the man, who was on a watch list of dangerous individuals.