Jihad in the Balkans. But wait a minute: don’t the learned pundits say that there is no significant threat there? “Bulgarian Police Official Warns Of Islamist Threat,” from AP, with thanks to Nicolei:
SOFIA (AP)–Bulgaria’s top police official warned Thursday that pockets of Islamic fundamentalism in the Balkans are creating a favorable environment for the establishment of militant groups.
Speaking at a regional police anti-crime conference, Gen. Boiko Borisov urged for “joint efforts to fight the global terrorism network.”
He warned that despite the elimination of several al-Qaida bases the level of threat remains high.
“The Balkans as a part of Europe are a potential target, a possible ground for terrorists,” he said. “Our countries are backing the anti-terror coalition and this makes them possible targets of attacks.”