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Romania on the Global Map of terrorism
Romania in the Global Terrorism Index
On what place is Romania on the global map of terrorism? According to officials from Bucharest, after the attack on Charlie Hebdo editorial, national security should be strengthened as it appeared "a new dimension of terrorist threats." International statistics say that the Global Terrorism Index for Romania is 0, even lower than last year.
Global Terrorism Index is calculated each year by the Institute for Economics and Peace, an NGO with offices in Sydney, New York and Oxford, considered one of the most important organizations of "think tank" in the world. The index takes into account both the direct actions of terrorists and their indirect impact, measured on a scale from 1 to 10.
In 2014, the maximum score, 10, was obtained only by Iraq and more than 9, have been won by only two countries: Afghanistan and Pakistan. Romania is close to the bottom, with grade 0. Moreover, without the index value in the previous years in our country is a decrease of 0.02 points. Apart from Romania, Europe has also an index 0 in Poland, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia, Slovakia and Slovenia.
The 2008 incident
Moreover, following the Global Terrorism Index on the last 12 years, the only significant case in Romania took place in 2008, when they would have recorded one person wounded.
They do not say more about the incident, but it is likely to be the case of a US military shot with rubber bullets. The soldier was at leisure, with three other colleagues, and entered into an altercation with a group of bikers in Mamaia. It started a fight during which a motorcyclist took out his gun and fired at him.
Bikers rushed with fists and feet on American soldiers who were dressed in civilian clothes. Shot in at least two places, the American soldier was rushed to hospital. He didn't talk about what happened.
The terrorist from Republic of Moldova
On the other hand, Romanian officials believe that the situation is alarming, after the attacks in France. The SRI Director and Deputy Oprea convened a meeting of the Strategic Interministerial Group they have raised the alarm about the events in Paris. However, Romanian officials announced since January 7 that they will not raise the alert level.
Interestingly, there was an incident much closer to Romania which was not mentioned. Recently, a Moldovan citizen said that he is a member of the terrorist group Islamic State and posted a video in which called for the establishment of the Caliphate and Islamic Sharia law.
The identity of the man is known by the Information and Security Service of Moldova. According to officials from Chisinau, "brother Abdullah al-Moldovi" is originally from Cahul and is recruiting followers of Islam from the former Soviet space, which subsequently become involved in terrorist activities.