No surprise here to regular Jihad Watch readers. From USA Today, with thanks to Nicolei:
WASHINGTON “” Europe has long been a base for Islamic terrorist groups. Thursday’s mass transit bombings in London, coming 16 months after the deadly Madrid train bombings, signal that Europe has also become a target.
The continent’s large and rapidly growing Muslim population provides radicals with a deep pool of recruits and an easy means of blending with society at large. European Union integration means militants with European passports can move from country to country with little difficulty. In Britain, Norway, Spain and other countries, a determination to protect civil liberties has complicated the effort to clamp down on firebrand clerics and suspected terrorists.
And what are self-proclaimed moderate Muslim leaders doing to stop that recruitment? Little or nothing.