Mehdi Nemmouche: The Road to the Brussels Jewish Museum Shooting

Posted by John Rosenthal

News that the suspected perpetrator of the Brussels Jewish Museum shooting is a French jihadist veteran of the Syrian war has added to what were already growing concerns about the dangers posed by European fighters returning from Syria. But closer consideration of the Brussels attack and its precedents shows that threats in Europe are not necessarily threats to Europe per se: Jews (civilians) and Americans (military personnel) remain the preferred targets of Islamic terrorists who strike on the European continent.

On the path that took the suspect, Mehdi Nemmouche, from a juvenile career of petty delinquency in France to jihadist militancy in Syria and ultimately, it seems, anti-Jewish terror in Brussels, see my new article at The Federalist here.

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