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Jihadist Infiltration of Migrant Flows to Europe

Perpetrators, Modus Operandi and Policy Implications

Authors: Mullins, Samuel

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  • Completes a systematic and empirical analysis of terrorist infiltration of recent migration flows to Europe since 2011
  • Utilizes primary source data to provide unique insights into the challenges faced by counter-terrorism practitioners grappling with this issue
  • Offers practical policy recommendations aimed at strengthening European security
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This book explores one of the most topical and controversial issues of recent years –jihadist terrorist infiltration of irregular migrant flows to Europe. Utilizing robust sampling criteria, more than a hundred such cases are identified and rigorously assessed. The analysis reveals the characteristics of offenders, their travel patterns and operational activities, and critically evaluates subsequent law enforcement and judicial responses. The author draws upon interviews with a range of European security officials, as well as non-governmental organization employees, and a recent refugee, in order to provide a series of practical recommendations.


About the authors

Sam Mullins is Professor of Counter-Terrorism at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Germany, and Honorary Principal Fellow at the University of Wollongong, Australia.


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“This work by Sam Mullins is the most in-depth exploration of terrorism and violent radicalization within the flow of refugees to Europe in recent years. Using 144 individuals who either infiltrated Europe (often with the goal to attack) or who radicalized after they had arrived, Mullins provides an impressive and highly useful analysis for researchers and policy makers alike. It clears up myths surrounding immigration and terrorism, showing that only a tiny fraction of refugees actually radicalize and turn to violence. However, those who do need to be studied to assess and prevent future risks. Finally, Mullins also includes a full list of his case studies, which is a treasure trove for terrorism researchers.” (Daniel Köhler, Director, German Institute on Radicalization and De-Radicalization Studies (GIRDS), Germany)
“Sam Mullins delivers a must-read analysis of the complex threat involving migration and jihadist terrorism in Europe over the past decade. In addition to breaking down pertinent cases between 2011-2018, Mullins provides counterterrorism practitioners and policymakers with critical lessons learned and sobering predictions of the challenges ahead. Since migrant flows will undoubtedly continue to pose a challenge to Western countries in the years ahead, it is imperative we understand how to mitigate the threat moving forward. Mullins' book helps us do just that.” (LTC (Ret) Bryan Price, PhD, founding executive director of the Buccino Leadership Institute, Seton Hall University and former Director of the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, USA)
“A remarkable study – timely, competent, and well-written, exploring the extent of jihadist infiltration of migration flows to Europe since 2011. Based on painstaking research, full of factual evidence, Prof. Mullins' book is neither down-playing nor exaggerating the size of the problem, with policy-recommendations that are practical and proportional – a must-read for counter-terrorist professionals as well as public opinion leaders.” (Alex P. Schmid, Editor-in-Chief of Perspectives on Terrorism and former Officer-in-Charge of the Terrorism Prevention Branch of UNODC)
“Sam Mullins’ book fills a critical gap in the terrorism literature by providing a comprehensive assessment of the threat posed by the jihadist infiltration of migrant flows to Europe. Sobering and data-driven, this research offers an empirical foundation for the policy implications of the nexus between terrorism and migration. Put simply, a must read for scholars, academics, and policy practitioners alike.” (Colin P. Clarke, Senior Research Fellow, The Soufan Center, USA)“This is the definitive treatment of the delicate and important topic of terrorist infiltration of migrant flows. Meticulous and level-headed, it injects badly needed data and insight into a public conversation until now shaped by fears, hopes, and guesswork.” (Thomas Hegghammer, Senior Research Fellow, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI), Norway, and Adjunct Professor, University of Oslo, Norway)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Jihadist Infiltration of Migrant Flows to Europe
Book Subtitle
Perpetrators, Modus Operandi and Policy Implications
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-13338-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-13338-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-13337-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 175
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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