President Nicolas Sarkozy sier sterkt sprikende ting i forbindelse med hendelsene i Toulouse. På den ene siden vil han gjøre det straffbart å besøke ekstremistnettsider. På den andre forsikrer han at drapene ikke har noe med religion å gjøre.

Urealistiske målsetninger og virkelighetsflukt, vil noen mene.

President Nicolas Sarkozy warned that those who visit extemist [sic] websites will be severely punished:
Quote France has shown its indignation and grit but has not allowed anger to take over.

The Muslim faith has nothing to do with the insane acts of this man. Before targeting Jewish children, he targeted other Muslims.

We must be implacable in defending our values. We will not allow this ideology to affect us.

From now on, any person who habitually consults websites that advocate terrorism or that call for hatred and violence will be punished by the law.

France will not tolerate forced recruitment or ideological indoctrination on its soil.

Hvordan skal franske myndigheter overvåke internett? Det er helt urealistisk, sier politikilder.

A British security official said the key to targeting this brand of individualized terror was figuring out whether people were simply thinking extremist thoughts or would truly turn violent.

“We prefer the term self-starting over lone wolf,” the official told the AP on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of his work.

“But the reality is that there are hosts of people like this out there and most of them will never do anything. You have to have information to suggest they are about to do something. Unfortunately, there are no thought police.”

Faktum er at dagens personvern og menneskerettigheter gjør det svært vanskelig å plukke opp mennesker før de har foretatt seg noe.

Rob Wainwright er leder av Europol:

Wainwright warned that Europe faces a tough challenge ahead.

Combating individuals acting in apparent isolation, he said, will take smarter measures in monitoring the Internet, better intelligence and international cooperation in counterterrorism efforts.

And he conceded that there were limits to what law enforcement officials can do. “We can’t police the Internet,” he said.

Other European terror authorities echoed that view, saying that apprehending suspicious individuals with no clear connections to terrorist networks is legally problematic.

“We have one law for war, one law for peace, but we don’t have a law for the current situation,” said Alain Chouet, a former intelligence director at France’s DGSE spy agency.

“If we stopped (Merah) three weeks ago, what would people have said? ‘Why are you stopping him? What did he do?’”

Tyskland hadde en erfaring med en ensom ulv, en kosovoalbaner, som plutselig drepte to amerikanske soldater på flyplassen i Frankfurt. Uten forvarsel.

German officials expressed the same frustration in the case of Arid Uka, a Kosovo Albanian who gunned down two American airmen and wounded two others last year at the Frankfurt airport before being captured. Aside from illegally acquiring a handgun, the 22-year-old, who was convicted last month, had committed no crime until he shot his first victim in the back of the head.

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