New York, Oct. 6 (ANI): Post-9/11, there has been a dramatic improvementin policing and intelligence sharing between Europe, the US, and other states, thereby neutralizing bids by would-be jihadis to strike terror across the world, and especially in the United States.
According to the Christian Science Monitor (CSM), this fact has been proved time and again, and most recently, by the life sentence handed down to would be Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad and the arrest of 12 persons in France during a counter-terrorism operation.
Those arrested were in turn connected to a British national and alleged co-conspirator killed by a US drone strike in Pakistan in September.
According to CSM, the arrests in France followed an arrest of a French-Algerian in Italy.
Italian police then shared what they learned from that suspect with the French authorities.
This was followed by the drone strikes that killed the alleged German and British plotters in Pakistan followed the detention of another man by the authorities in Afghanistan.
In the US, Shahzad has been convicted for his crime, while the trial of four American Muslims who plotted to destroy a New York synagogue (using fake weapons supplied to them by the FBI in a sting operation) is in its closing stages.
Since the 2005 attack in London, Western law enforcement has been repeatedly successful in uncovering would-be attackers. (ANI)