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By Marianne Wade, Almir Maljevic

Marianne Wade and Almir Maljevi? even supposing the concerns approximately terrorism paled compared to the industrial problem as a subject over the past US election, you'll discover lots of grounds to imagine that they continue to be factor no 1 within the minds of politicians in Europe. because the German homes of Parliament arrange to name within the mediation committee within the dialogue of laws which might give you the Federal Police – up to now mandated basically with the post-facto research of crime – with powers to behave to avoid acts of terrorism, Spain’s fight with ETA and the British govt licks its wounds after a convincing defeat of its most recent anti-terrorist proposals through the home of Lords, one can't yet wonder if submit September 11, the Europeans should not much more focused on terrorism than their US opposite numbers. a glance at media stories, legislative and judicial actions in both Britain or Germany sincerely underlines that these international locations are deeply embroiled in anti-terrorist task. Can it's that Europe is embroiled within the “War on Terror”; continuously offering for brand new palms during this clash? Or is it a refusal to take part within the “War on Terror” that fuels a continuing desire for Parliaments to grapple with the topic; begrudgingly conceding one more and more draconian degree after the opposite? The query as to the place Europe stands within the “War on Terror” is an engaging one, yet one, that is tough to respond to.

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The main objective of the second ATP (the so-called Counter-Terrorism Act/TBG or ATP II)36 was to ensure that the security authorities will be able to identify terrorist activities, and in particular preparations for them, at the earliest possible stage. Also taking into account the experience gained in the USA, the security authorities were supposed to be granted the necessary powers to collect and exchange data between each other with a view to improving the efficiency of their work in the battle against international terrorism.

This is even truer of terrorism motivated by Islamist ideology. It cannot be explained adequately by the explanatory concepts used in the past, which are based on politically motivated terrorism. At the present time, police prevention work in Germany is carried out at three different levels. In addition to specific measures to avert danger such as warning potential perpetrators, that is, classic police fields of action, advance clarification of emerging crime phenomena, and research on the causes of crime play a decisive role.

By “home-grown” terrorists, we usually understand Islamists who were born and/or socialized in countries having a democratic government and social system. , place of work, residence, membership in clubs, and associations), they devote themselves, in the course of their further development and for various religious, social, cultural, and psychological reasons, to Islamist ideology and start refusing democratic government and social systems. Therefore, the expression may comprise people with a migrant background as well as converts professing the Islamic faith [cf.

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