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[Comment] Offline: Terrorism and Syria—“a crisis of the world”

August 9, France: six soldiers injured by a car in Levallois-Perret. August 17, Spain: 16 people killed and 120 injured by vehicles driven into pedestrians in Barcelona and Cambrils. It has not been a quiet summer in Europe. Terrorist attacks on the continent have surged since the killing of four people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels in May, 2014. The perpetrator of that attack had recently returned from fighting for Islamic extremists in Syria. Indeed, the origins of recent European terrorism are attributed largely to the collapse of the Syrian Arab Republic and its colonisation by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Al-Qaeda, and other radical groups.