Join int’l actions required to prevent terrorist attacks
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 15
By Seba Aghayeva - Trend:
This week's terrorist attacks, occurring in Paris, have caused sorrow and regret, Fikret Sadikhov, the Azerbaijani political analyst and Professor at Western University, told Trend Nov. 14.
"But the reality is that attacks are committed in many places and the international community's joint actions are required to prevent these attacks," he said.
"Joint actions need to be made against terrorism," he said. "These actions must stop this terror, otherwise it can spread and cover a wider area. It will then be much more difficult to combat this phenomenon."
He noted that attacks have recently occurred in Europe and elsewhere in the world.
"More than 100 people have been recently killed in Turkey," he said. "Probably, a terrorist attack was committed against a Russian plane that crashed over the Sinai Peninsula."
"Also, numerous attacks were committed by Armenian terrorists on the Azerbaijani metro, buses, ferries and railways," he added.
"All this must attract the attention of state agencies and law enforcement bodies in different countries and among ordinary people, so we might mobilize and become responsible," he said.
"The current situation in the international community's fight with the Islamic State is serious," he said. "It is impossible to resolve this issue by sporadic actions. France faces a flow of migrants, as does Europe. This was the result of their very improper interference in the affairs of the Middle East."
"Probably, there were terrorists among the migrants, disguised as refugees and migrants," he said. "These activities were not prepared in one day."
"Of course, this is a big omission by the law enforcement bodies and security agencies in France," Sadikhov said. "France has recently caused severe irritation among the Muslim population by the caricature of the Prophet in magazines, along with satire and the mocking of the Islamic religion. Of course, this provoked the attacks," noted Sadikhov.
Numerous terrorist attacks were conducted in Paris on Nov. 13-14. Four gunmen systematically slaughtered at least 89 young people attending a rock concert at the Bataclan music hall.
Some 40 more people were killed in five other attacks in the Paris region, including an apparent double suicide bombing outside the national stadium where French president Hollande and German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier were watching a friendly soccer international.
129 people have died in the aftermath of a string of terror attacks in Paris, while 99 out of 352 injured are in a critical condition, Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins stated during a news briefing following a string of terror attacks in France's capital.