A French soldier patrolling a business area in western Paris was stabbed in the neck by a man reportedly wearing an Arab-style garment under his jacket.

The police are currently looking for a bearded man of North African origin about 30 years old, who fled the scene after the attack, Reuters reports citing a police source.

The soldier, patrolling as part of France’s Vigipirate anti-terrorist surveillance plan, has been taken to a local hospital. There’s currently no threat to his life.

 

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Will Europe drive Islamists out?

Hans-Peter FriedrichHans-Peter Friedrich

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German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich has called for ridding Europe of Islamists. In his opinion, not only Islamic militants but those who openly support the extremist ideology should be driven out. France has already begun to do this. It could soon be joined by Britain, particularly in connection with the killing of a serviceman in southeast London, and Sweden, where migrants have sent the country into havoc. Other European may also choose to shoo radically minded individuals. Analysts say Europe is making the right choice in favor of discarding the so-called ‘double standards’.

The recent Boston Marathon attack made Europeans reconsider their attitude to Muslim extremists. France has deported a 24-year-old Moroccan who called for armed jihad via the Internet. A total of 12 migrants have been deported out of Paris over the past year. Germany’s Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich says the German government will make the lists of those who were caught expressing support for extremist sentiments, even if on the Internet.

Protest rallies have taken place in a number of areas in England following the murder of an army serviceman on Wednesday. Prime Minister David Cameron and London Mayor Boris Johnson described the killing as a ‘terrorist act’ but denied reports that there was an ‘Islamic connection’ to this crime.

The Swedish authorities have arrested 13 people in connection with riots that have been raging since May 19th .

According to German analysts, the country’s domestic policy should be reconsidered in favor of tougher legislation. This will stop an influx of extremists into EU countries. Dmitry Shaklein of the Russian Parliament’s Security Committee, comments.

“At last, Europe is moving to adopt effective, rather than politically correct, decisions. The Boston attack became the last straw, even though the time for such measures was ripe years before. Hopefully, reason will continue to prevail over political agenda in the future.”

In fact, Europe has to overcome the hurdles it has created itself, even though not without assistance from overseas. Alexander Gusak of the FSB’s anti-terrorism department, comments.

“The European community should urge the US to reconsider its policy regarding Muslims. Anyone who is cornered will try to break free. I am not trying to justify Islamists. But the point is that these so-called ‘democratic freedoms’ when forced on people who are traditionally and mentally far from them, lead to bad results.”

 As it happens, Europe will soon have to deal with its own citizens who are currently fighting against ‘dictators’ in hot spots all over the world. According to Hans-Peter Friedrich, Syria is becoming a training ground for jihadists fighting against President Bashar al-Assad. A total of 600-700 European Islamists, including 30 from Germany, are currently in Syria. Africans who moved to France are currently fighting on the side of extremists in Mali, where Paris has been running an anti-extremist campaign since January. These militants who hold European citizenship cannot be deported once they return to their new homes from the battle fronts. In this respect, what the new migrant legislation initiated by Germany can do to resolve the issue remains unclear.