Call It Islamic Themed Urban Renewal… Barriers, Water-features, Trees Used to Protect Europe’s Landmark Sites

ROME — European governments are once again scrambling to come up with new security measures aimed at making it more difficult for extremists using cars, knives and other low-tech weapons to attack civilians in city centers and near landmark sites, monuments and tourist attractions.

The car-ramming attack earlier in August in Barcelona, in which a van mowed down pedestrians, followed soon after by a stabbing frenzy in the Finnish town of Turku, has prompted national and municipal authorities across the continent to review security measures and to erect concrete barriers to hinder extremists from plowing into shoppers and tourists.

This is the cost of Islam to western societies, costly anti-terror measures, strained security forces and the sickening appeasement of the political class.