Terrorist threat level in NL rising

15th April 2011, Comments 0 comments

The terrorist threat level has increased in the Netherlands and across Europe.

In its annual report, the Dutch national security service AIVD writes there are signals pointing to an increased threat level.

However, the AIVD says the threat leave in the Netherlands is still lower compared to some of the surrounding countries. According to the service, the extremist, Islamist threat has its roots mainly in the Afghan-Pakistani border region.

According to the AIVD, the internet plays a major role in the danger facing the West. That role is not limited to the distribution of propaganda. The ‘digital highway’ is also used to plan attacks, form terrorist networks, recruit fighters and facilitate participation in ‘Jihad’.

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