Europe Trying to Act First Against Terrorist Networks

(New York Times) With a new threat of terrorism coursing through Europe, intelligence and police authorities say they are acting more aggressively, with greater emphasis on pre-emptive action to roll up networks of Islamic militants whose members may not have committed crimes, but who have the skills or ideological resolve for violence. Huge antiterror sweeps and arrests have followed in Britain, Belgium, and France, and related arrests have been made in Canada and Saudi Arabia.

2004-04-07 00:00:00

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