Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day

Q: What is [Al Qaeda's] next step?

A: "You never know, but I think that we can still expect attacks such as those in Mumbai. Get an optimal effect with little means. Al-Qaeda transferred its attention to Europe again recently. A Jihadi website said on March 17 that the European Union is a greater danger for Islam than the US, because the EU wants to talk with Iran and Syria" (De Standaard: the message appeared before Obama made his appeal for dialog to Iran).

"The EU is seen as a wolf in sheep's clothing. The UK and France in particular are named as targets, for the way Muslims are treated there. Osama Bin-Laden often said in the past six months that the terror organizations should aim more towards Europe. I think it's very relevant to note that Europe is always on the radar. Europe is a very important target."

- Reid Sawyer, director of the Combating Terrorism Center, US Army, interviewed by Flemish newspaper De Standaard.

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