Our own fear is worse than terrorism

For two years now Europe has been hit by multiple terror attacks, most of which occurred in France, Belgium, Germany, Turkey and the United Kingdom. The responses, both political and individual decisions, are likely to be far more damaging than the attacks themselves.

The State of Emergency: A Monster of Our own Creation

When former French president François Hollande declared a state of emergency in November 2015, after the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris, the government was clear on its intentions. Former prime minister Manuel Valls recommended the country remain in the state of emergency until ISIS was defeated. By that standard, it’s going to be a long time before civil […]

Really, another country that wants to ‘regulate the internet’?

  On Saturday, the United Kingdom suffered its second terrorist attack in only a few weeks. Three assailants rammed a van into pedestrians on the very central London Bridge in London, killing seven and wounding 48 (21 are fighting for their lives in the hospital at this time). According to The Telegraph, the police fired […]

Kleines Land, große Angst

Seit den Anschlägen des 13. November in Paris rüstet auch Luxemburg das sicherheitstechnische Material auf. In einem hastig entworfenen und entschiedenen Anti-Terror Gesetz ändert das Parlament Bestimmungen zu Polizeigewahrsam, Verkauf anonymer Prepaid Telefonkarten oder nächtliche Hausdurchsuchungen.

Wie Frankreich zum Polizeistaat mutiert

Seit den Anschlägen auf das Satiremagazin Charlie Hebdo im Januar hat Frankreich in Sicherheitsfragen weitreichende neue Wege eingeschlagen, die beunruhigende Folgen auf gesellschaftliche Freiheiten haben. Der Europarat warnt nicht umsonst vor der vorgeschlagenen Gesetzgebung.