Europe soft on terrorism?

NY Times:

Killing Twice for ISIS and Saying So Live on Facebook


Larossi Abballa, who stabbed a police captain and his companion to death, was released almost immediately after his conviction in 2013.
He was an Islamic religious bigot as shown by his Facebook description of his crime:
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Mr. Abballa’s Facebook post from Monday night made clear that he wanted to terrify and destroy those he deemed “unbelievers,” people he had come to hate. He also wanted to encourage other lone wolves to do the same.

“It’s super simple,” he said, looking into the camera. “It’s enough to wait for them in front of their offices; don’t give them any respite. Know this, whether you are a policeman or a journalist, you will never feel calm again. One will wait for you in front of your homes. This is what you have earned.”

Boasting that he had “just killed a policeman and I just killed his wife,” he called on fellow believers to give priority to killing “police, prison guards, journalists.” He specifically named several writers and journalists, adding rappers to the list because, he said, they “are the allies of Satan.”

Even more chillingly, he warned that jihadists had “reserved some other surprises for the Euro; I am not going to say more.’’
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In his own words he describes his motivation as his religious bigotry.  It is still surprising to me how many politicians ignore the obvious when trying to divine the motivation of Islamic terrorists.  The story also hints at the problem with leniency in dealing with people like Abballa.  The FBI made the same mistake with the Orlando religious bigot who killed around 50.

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