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The Terrorist Past Has a Message for the Terrorist Present

Author: Max Boot, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies
July 27, 2016
Wall Street Journal

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Western Europe appears to be under an unrelenting terrorism assault. In the past 19 months, France has seen the attack on the newspaper Charlie Hebdo (17 deaths); the coordinated attacks in Paris (130); a cargo-truck attack in Nice (84); and this week a hostage-taking and murder of an elderly parish priest in the small town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray.

Since July 18, Germany has seen at least three smaller-scale attacks: A Pakistani refugee injured five people with an ax on a train; an Iranian-German teenager shot nine...

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