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    Americans must play a critical role more than they have in the past couple of years. That is the strategy of the European Union. Gijs-de-VriesGijs de Vries
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    Europe has a long and tragic history of mostly domestic terrorism. Gijs-de-VriesGijs de Vries
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    If information ends up in the wrong hands, the lives of people very often are immediately at risk. Gijs-de-VriesGijs de Vries
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    If you combat an international phenomenon, it is indispensable to share information internationally. Gijs-de-VriesGijs de Vries
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    If you exchange information internationally, you must strengthen data protection. Those are two sides of the same coin. Gijs-de-VriesGijs de Vries
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    In intelligence work, there are limits to the amount of information one can share. Confidentiality is essential. Gijs-de-VriesGijs de Vries
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    In situations of military conflict, civil strife, lawlessness, bad governance, and human rights violations, terrorists find it easier to hide, train and prepare their attacks. Gijs-de-VriesGijs de Vries
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    In the past, Islamic non-governmental organisations have been abused for purposes of terrorism financing. Money should not reach the wrong people. Gijs-de-VriesGijs de Vries
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    Indiscriminate attacks on civilians ought, under all circumstances, to be illegal in war as in peacetime. Gijs-de-VriesGijs de Vries
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    It's important that we work very closely with moderate Muslim forces locally, nationally and internationally. Gijs-de-VriesGijs de Vries
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    Look at Iraq; look at Afghanistan, where at great personal physical risk people have gone to the polls and have rejected the appeal from Bin Laden and his allies to stay at home. Gijs-de-VriesGijs de Vries
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    Our strategy should be to strengthen the hand of moderate Muslims. Gijs-de-VriesGijs de Vries
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    Police forces collect information to be used in a public court to get people convicted. Security services gather information that does not necessarily lead to people being prosecuted and in many cases needs to remain confidential. Gijs-de-VriesGijs de Vries
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    Terrorists always have the advantage of surprise. Gijs-de-VriesGijs de Vries
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    Terrorists have failed in what is arguably al Qaida's most important objective - to trigger revolutions. Gijs-de-VriesGijs de Vries
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    Terrorists have failed to trigger mass conflict between Muslims and non-Muslims in Europe. We should draw strength from that fact. Gijs-de-VriesGijs de Vries
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    The European Borders Agency in Warsaw has been created to help border forces in Europe cooperate more. Gijs-de-VriesGijs de Vries
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    The key to tackling Islamist fundamentalism and terrorism from the Islamist community is in the hands of moderate Muslims. Gijs-de-VriesGijs de Vries
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    The majority of the world's Muslims do not believe that terrorism is a legitimate strategy or that Islam is incompatible with democracy. Gijs-de-VriesGijs de Vries
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    The violent radicals do not legitimately represent the overwhelming majority of the world's Muslims. Gijs-de-VriesGijs de Vries
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    There are no automatic links between poverty and terrorism. Among millions of poor people in the world, only a few turn to terrorism. Gijs-de-Vries/">Gijs de Vries
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    There have been a number of notable, though silent, successes. One plot was discovered because of good cooperation between France and Germany. Gijs-de-Vries/">Gijs de Vries
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    There have been hundreds of European arrest warrants issued. Extradition used to take up to a year; now that is down to two months. Gijs-de-Vries/">Gijs de Vries
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    Ultimately, freedom and democracy are stronger than fear and tyranny. Gijs-de-Vries/">Gijs de Vries
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    We are familiar with terrorism. But indiscriminate, cross-border, religiously motivated terrorism is new. Gijs-de-Vries/">Gijs de Vries
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    We have 13 global conventions on aspects of terrorism. Unfortunately, so far only one-third of the world's countries have ratified all 12. Gijs-de-Vries/">Gijs de Vries
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    We have adopted a programme of legislation to combat terrorist financing and make it more difficult for terrorists to travel across borders. Gijs-de-Vries/">Gijs de Vries
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    We have an integrated picture of the threat from outside and from within that is provided not only to our foreign ministers but also to our justice and interior ministers. Gijs-de-Vries/">Gijs de Vries
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    We remain vulnerable. There is no such thing as 100 percent security against terrorism. Gijs-de-Vries/">Gijs de Vries
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    You can't get closer to the heart of national sovereignty than national security and intelligence services. Gijs-de-Vries/">Gijs de Vries