Threat of Islamic Extremism to Europe on the Rise, EU Police Say

AP — The number of people killed in attacks by extremists throughout Europe soared in 2015 from a year earlier, the European Union police agency reported Wednesday as it warned that ISIS may “put more emphasis on operations abroad” as a Western military alliance puts it under pressure in Syria and Iraq.

The Europol report painted a worrying picture of an EU assailed by Islamic extremist threats that are unlikely to recede any time soon. It warned that Syrian asylum-seekers could be targeted and swiftly radicalized by ISIS recruiters while a new generation of fighters is being raised in ISIS territory in Syria and Iraq.