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Terrorism Engulfing Europe

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In Ansbach, Bavaria, there was apparently a bomb attack on Sunday. The Bavarian interior ministry told Reuters, “At present we stand, it is not an accident.” It summarized the evidence that it was a “deliberately provoked explosion.”

This bombing followed the horrific attack on two men from Hong Kong on a passenger train in southern Germany. The men were left critically injured after battling an Afghan teenager who was armed with an ax and a knife as they tried to save other family members.

Then there was an attacker in Reutlingen, armed a machete, who killed a pregnant woman and injured two others. The man was arrested nearby a few minutes later. The suspect had previously quarreled with the woman in the area of the central bus station. They arrested a 21-year-old asylum seeker from Syria, who was already known to the police because of multiple encounters.

This only adds to the discovery made in June of a major weapons cache in Germany. This discovery was a vast arsenal of “weapons of war” that was found near a radical mosque in Germany, adding to fears that terrorists are well equipped to carry out attacks across Europe. The weapons were found in a refrigerator after a SWAT team operation in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Local police warned of the possibility of more Islamic State sleeper cells holding similar arsenals in Germany. Obviously, there is a clear and present danger of arming violent fundamentalists in Germany.

It now appears that some of the weapons used to carry out the Jan. 7, 2015, Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris actually came from the vast weaponry left over from the Bosnian War in the 1990s. Other busts of terrorist cells have recovered weapons from Croatia, Serbia, and Slovakia.

There seems to be a serious threat of terrorism rising in Europe. This is itself may lead to escalating civil unrest.