The only way for the European countries to ensure the security of their citizens is to send back migrants posing a potential threat, a member of the right-wing Belgian Vlaams Belang (Flemish Interest) party, Bart Claes, said while commenting on the recent terror attack in London.
On March 22, an attacker, identified as 52-year-old Khalid Masood, purposely drove his car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in the center of London. He then attempted to enter the parliament building armed with a knife.
The attack resulted in the death of four people, including the attacker, leaving at least 40 people injured. The Daesh terrorist group claimed responsibility for the London attack.
“There is a lot nations can do to protect their citizens. We can stop letting people in when we are not sure they pose no security risks. We can start re-migrating people who we know do pose security risks”, Claes said.
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“In order to restore the stability in our nations, we will need a paradigm switch, those who consider the European people as their enemies have no place in Europe.” – Bart Claes
On Thursday, Belgian Police detained a 39-year-old French national planning to drive his car into a crowd of people in Antwerp.
The London attack came on the one-year anniversary of three coordinated bombings in Brussels, two at an airport, and one in the center of the Belgian capital that was carried out by Daesh terrorists and resulted in the deaths of 32 people and 300 injured.
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Many European countries have introduced strict control and have even constructed border fences in order to cope with the thousands of migrants trying to enter their territories, while the European Union tries to shape joint policy on the current migration situation.
This piece was first published in Sputnik.