EU Backs Criminalizing Posting Bomb Making Instructions on Web

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on April 27, 2008

European Digital Rights: “The European Ministers of Justice and Internal Affairs have agreed to make publishing bomb-making instructions on the Internet a crime…Justice and interior ministers from the EU member states backed a proposal from Commissioner Frattini to harmonise the normative acts that will make the “public provocation to commit a terrorist offence, recruitment, and training for terrorism” a crime. According to the statements of the EU officials publishing these acts on the Internet completed the European legislation in this domain. They described the Internet as “a virtual training camp for militants, used to inspire and mobilise local groups.” Gilles de Kerchove, the EU anti-terrorism co-ordinator, declared that there are approx. 5,000 websites that are used to radicalise young people.”

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